ITEM 7974715 - Removed from subterranean passive storage; Purchased upon release
Impeccable elegance characterizes this vintage of the producer's marquee Bordeaux-style blend... Juicy in exotic black fruit, it stands tall with silky, towering shoulders of herb, cardamom & clove that will coalesce beautifully over time.
...impressive, no doubt about it. In this vintage, it is the wine's length & persistence that stand out... decidedly Old World style... Grilled herbs, smoke, dried rose petal, tobacco & cedar are some of the notes that add complexity.
A balanced, delicious Insignia for early drinking. Aromas of currants, blueberries and licorice follow through to a full to medium body, fine tannins and a clean finish. Yummy.
...sweet aromas of bouquet garni, mint, red and black currants, tobacco leaf and licorice, and a surprisingly intense, full-bodied mouthfeel with more richness and intensity than I would have expected from this vintage.