One of the more flamboyant and sumptuous wines of the vintage, this inky/purple-colored St.-Julien reveals thrilling levels of opulence, richness and aromatic pleasures.... ...super-concentrated... ...fabulous definition...
..aromas of cassis, licorice, tar, minerals and dark chocolate. Lush, sweet and powerful, with a superb glyceral texture to the dark berry & dark chocolate flavors. Huge wine but not at all heavy. The extremely long, echoing finish..
On the nose there’s an explosion of pure fruit from blackberries to currants, and vanilla too...Full and dense with chewy tannins. Big and rich, but very balanced.
Solid notes of steeped black currant, ganache-coated fig and plum eau de vie pump along in this very dark red, but with well-integrated structure. Long and winey through the finish, with the grip extending everything.
...A bit of oak. Very much in the modern idiom. Chunkier than it tasted at the recent UGC tasting in London with a drying finish.