Warm and fruity, this has the right amount of wood and sweetly ripe blackberry flavor. It is certainly structured, but the generous texture balances it, making it likely to age into a full, ripe character. Drink in 4–5 years.
Rich, full and dense, this shows considerable elegance as well as power. The fruits are black, with a strong edge of acidity, but also concentrated. There is a smooth layer of wood that adds to the complexity as well as opening the wine.
Sauvignon-dominant, this is a soft wine, which goes for a creamy, elegant character, just underlined by wood. There is acidity, but it is enveloped by the smooth texture, with green plums and white currants balancing a very fresh citric finish.
89–91. Barrel sample. Structured and firm, this solid, dense wine is lightened by fresh acidity that is already well integrated into the tannins. A big and fruity finish gives the wine added attraction.
A wine initially dominated by wood, but opens to show ripe, black fruits, flavors of herbs and firm, dry tannins. From an 88-acre vineyard in the west of Listrac, this is a finely structured wine, which will certainly age well. Imported by Heidelberg Distribution.