This is a beauty, a full-throttle, pedal-to-the-metal Lalande de Pomerol that is impossible to believe comes from a less heralded appellation.
...mocha and espresso notes holding sway, featuring a backdrop of baker's chocolate, all melded into the dense core of crushed plum, steeped fig and pastis-soaked currant fruit. Shows ample structure and remains very polished.
Aromas of blackberry, bitter chocolate and caraway seed are sexed up by nutty oak. Densely packed, juicy and super-concentrated, with an exhilarating sugar/acid balance and lovely violet lift to the black fruit and toffee flavors.
This is wonderful with fabulous blackberries and hints of minerals. Full and intense. Plenty of wood but already integrated.