This mountain wine stuns with its intensity. You can taste the sunny concentration in every sip of cherry and black currant fruit. The tannins are a work of art, rich and elaborate and flamboyant, while the acids are tight and balancing. Beautiful right out of the gate, but a guaranteed ager.
Although a very good wine, this bottling is not in the same league as the sumptuous ’01. It’s more tannic and less fruity, although the cassis and cherry fruit that’s there is delicious. This is one to drink now while your agers are in the cellar.