The wines complexity is nearly off the charts. Moreover, once it hits the palate, the high glycerin, silky tannins, low acidity and luxurious concentration provide a compelling drinking experience.
There's a slightly chunky edge to the charcoal, roasted fig, mulled plum and black currant notes in this dark. A lacing of espresso and bittersweet cocoa helps add some finesse to the finish.
Heady and intense. Going for gold! Very ambitious and full of true Châteauneuf flavours. There is a great deal of tannin there but one has the impression that the fruit is worth waiting for.
A highly perfumed, exotic nose evokes black raspberry, Indian spices, licorice and violet, along with a hint of beef jerky. Broad, sappy dark berry flavors are underscored by tangy minerality and become smokier and meatier with air.