Dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is packed with dusty tannins. Mint flavors show the wood aging while black currant boosts the fruit side of the wine. It is rich, its fruit very ripe yet also elegant.
There is a fine sense of structure in this dense and solid effort. It has both a juicy black-currant note and a full-bodied, concentrated texture. Showing the richness as well as the dry core of 2010, it is ready to age over several years.
A Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated wine, Lieujean is full, although showing some signs of austerity with tannins that are still very firm. It does have a fine, spicy, smoky character as well as black berry fruit and fine tannins. Age for 3–4 years.
The vineyard of Lieujean in the northern Haut-Médoc is dominated by Cabernet, and that shows in this firmly fruity, but also structured wine. It is not the power that works here, but the balance.
Structurally firm, this wine shows dry tannins over tight berry fruits. It is initially tough, but the firmness does open out to give fresh black currant flavors and a spicy wood aftertaste.
One of the group of estates owned by Jean-Michel Lapalu (the others include Liversan), this is a relatively soft wine, but one with good ripe fruits. This means that it is ready to drink now, an easy wine, with pleasant stalky tannins. Imported by Wine Frog.