Concentrated, dark wine. It has serious weight and a dry core of tense tannins. The fruit is floral, full of black currant acidity and black cherry flavors. It will need 2-3 years before it is really drinkable.
89–91. Barrel sample. Ripe and smoky in character, this wine is perfumed and lively with acidity. It has potential to be a delicious, fruity, friendly wine but tannins and minerality both add firmer depth.
There is great fruit on this ripe, full-bodied wine. The fruit is already well integrated with the tannins, giving a juicy feel and a black currant fragrance. Rich, open and soft, finishing with an elegant structure.
From the same stable as Clos Nardian and Le Dôme, this is a well-balanced wine, with grassy fresh flavors, and some good green fruit. The citrus element gives a great lift to the wine, leaving a delicious finish.