Somewhat reticent right now, swirling reveals dark red and black fruits that build in intensity along with classic hints of earth (sous bois), creating a rustic and brooding style that has a lot of structure in its youth. This is robust and well-muscled with full-bodied flavors that are dense, powerful and long. A very classic and traditional representation of this famed vineyard site.
95 POINTS, James Suckling, formally of Wine Spectator. "This youthful Chateauneuf has a very complex nose of graphite, raw meat and lilies. With aeration the black-cherry note steadily grows in intensity. Bold, leathery and earthy palate with fine tannins that...
The powerful and elegant nose offers notes of spices, cherries and cocoa. Perfectly balanced, the mouth reveals a beautiful dense structure with fine tannins and complex aromas of red fruit such as blackcurrants and floral notes. A very sophisticated wine. 100%...
Beautifully complex with wonderful depth of fruit and woody spice. Classic Bordeaux with dusty earth and freshness. We love the cocoa and cedar this wine brings to the table. A perfect complement to your next dinner party.