ITEM 8312413 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail
There are moss-like, undergrowth scents, a touch of morels...the nose blossoms and finds its groove...The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin... Towards the finish there are subtle notes of tobacco and terracotta that lend another layer of complexity.
Pure fermented grape juice plus gypsy cream biscuits. A little dry on the end but with a completely different structure...
...luscious, extroverted beauty. An exotic mélange of super-ripe dark cherry, red plum, pomegranate, espresso, licorice and blood orange...
The integration of the tannins and the powerful fruits is exemplary, bringing out a stylish wine that finishes with blackberry fruits.
Lively, elegant notes of green tobacco, lead pencil, flowers, mint, and blueberries...medium to full-bodied, with a classic, elegant texture, ripe tannins, and a great finish.
...fragrant, floral nose with warm cassis, preserved plums and Morello cherries plus earth, herbs and cinnamon touches. Medium-bodied, it has lovely expression with firm, fine grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and mineral laced.
Aromas of flowers, berries and light cedar with some milk-chocolate undertones. Medium body. Creamy tannins and a firm, caressing finish. Shows tension and focus.
Very floral and fragrant fruit. High toned. Succulent entry, quite polished and fleshy. Full array of fruit and fresh, vibrant acidity. The tannins are fine...excellent structure against the fruit.
...classic Saint-Julien purity of fruit as well as a wealth of fruit. Gorgeous notes of crème de cassis, chocolate-covered blueberries, violets, spring flowers, tobacco leaf, and cedar notes all emerge from the glass, and it's medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannins, moderate acidity, and a great, great finish.
...classic notes of cassis, plum preserves and ripe blackberries, with emerging suggestions of unsmoked cigars, tilled soil and cedar chest, plus a waft of pencil lead...medium to full-bodied palate...finely packed black fruit and earthy layers within a frame of firm, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and mineral laced.
Violet and warm cassis aromas and flavors lead the way, melding with applewood, ganache, açaí and blueberry reduction notes along the way. Almost lush in the end, but there's a buried tarry streak giving it just a bit of grippy texture for contrast. Serious juice.
...smooth textured, ripe wine that is packed with a black fruit flavor and bold tannins...well-integrated structure and density of fruit flavors...
Currants and blackberries with crushed stone and fresh herbs...flower stem...full-bodied...firm, driven tannins.
...fresh, fragrant nose with plenty of blackberry, gravel, mint and incense aromas...very well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with a crisp entry and plenty of sappy black fruit...
Pure, attractive cassis on the nose. The palate is smooth with remarkably resolved tannins...hints of nutmeg...seductive and soft wine...
The palate is very well defined with fine tannin, pitch-perfect acidity, a palpable sense of energy and frisson from start to finish that delivers plenty of tobacco-infused fruit.
...elegance and power in its crème de cassis, raspberries, cedarwood, graphite, and floral bouquet, with its background oak smothered in fruit.
This is opulent, with layers of warmed fig, boysenberry and blackberry confiture that loll along, yet are kept going by a graphite note that is well-buried throughout.
A blast of dark cherry, crème de cassis, mocha, spice and chocolate makes a strong opening statement. Super-ripe, voluptuous and opulent, the wine possesses off-the-charts depth and richness.
Perfect balance and thrilling intensity as well as heavenly aromatics of crème de cassis, leafy herbs, jammy blackberries, tobacco leaf.... Possessing a deep, full-bodied, singular character, the purity of fruit that's the hallmark of the vintage
A core of crushed blackcurrants, blueberry compote and black raspberries with nuances of cinnamon stick, violets, star anise...Medium-bodied and super intense in the mouth, the palate bursts with black fruits and savory layers
Saturated with dark currant, fig and blackberry compote flavors, this has a fleshy, nearly glycerin feel at first before stretching out to reveal singed cedar, tobacco leaf, dark earth and cassis bush flavors.
Packed blackberry fruits, laced with acidity, are just starting out on a long journey along with the tannins. The wine's elegance is beautifully preserved within the structure.
...notes of blackcurrants, crushed stone, scorched earth, lead pencil shavings, and tobacco leaf...full-bodied, concentrated, and powerful on the palate, with masses of tannins, beautiful mid-palate density, and a great finish.
...scents of baked plums, ripe blackcurrants and wild blueberries, followed by hints of cedar chest, pencil lead, bouquet garni and charcuterie, plus a waft of lilacs. The medium-bodied palate is beautifully crafted with its seamless freshness and firm, grainy tannins supporting the compelling, finely knit black fruits and savory nuances, finishing on a lingering fragrant-earth note.
A heady concoction of inky dark fruit, graphite, new leather, licorice, lavender, spice and grilled herbs...rich and expansive yet retains a super-classic vertical feel. Plush, silky tannins add to its immeasurable pedigree.
Aromas of blackberry, dried blueberry, gravel, mocha and cigar box. Light fresh-herb undertone. It’s full-bodied with firm, ultra fine tannins and fresh acidity. Focused and minerally with a long finish. Great length.
Complex fruit on the nose, both ripe cassis but also more floral and lifted fruit and a hint of white pepper. The structure and depth of Cabernet Sauvignon drives the palate with fresh black fruits and bold but ripe tannins.
Offers a deep well of dark currant, blackberry paste and plum preserves fruit that needs time to unwind fully, as it’s shrouded in warm earth, tobacco, singed cedar, sweet bay leaf and savory notes.