ITEM 8377849 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail
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...one of the most profound wines Christian Moueix has yet made in his rather brilliant winemaking history, both in France and in Napa Valley... a profound effort from this famous vineyard in Yountville.
...overwhelms all the senses... towering intensity. Deep and nearly impenetrable... off the charts dry extract and overall power...utterly magnificent... remarkably vivid, nuanced wine considering its sheer size.
Full-bodied, yet reserved and austere with chewy and powerful tannins that remain polished and refined. The flavors are more umami and savory. Then there are forest fruits and blood-orange undertones. The wine goes on for minutes.
Dense and earthy, with a submerged core of rich blackberry, currant, anise and sage flavors. The dusty, loamy earth character lends balance and definition. Ends with cedary tannins and good length.
...darker currants, green tobacco, cedar, graphite, and floral aromas and flavors...gorgeous wine is full-bodied and has bright yet integrated acidity, polished tannins, and a great, great finish...gorgeously put together and a magical, flawless wine.
Lifted aromatics make a strong opening impression... Dark raspberry, spice, leather and cedar...
...notes of cassis, plum reduction and blackberry puree allied to an iron spine, while subtle alder, juniper, sweet bay leaf and tobacco notes peek in throughout. Very fine-grained, but impressively sturdy in feel...