Lots of coffee on the nose with black currant fruit mixed with a hint of vanilla and some gamey notes. The palate is light and fresh with black currant fruit and a little iron and rust in the aftertaste. Fresh but old :-) 85-87p
Nose: Caramel and cherry, coconut, cola, burnt sugar. Palate: Heavy and almost boiled dark fruit but still with a solid acidity. A lot of wood, vanilla and coconut, with a hint of burnt sugar. Very impressive for such an old wine! 82-84p
Restrained nose, closed?, prickly black currant leaves and a little lead. Also a little chlorine. Weak palate, closed?, that is slightly watery. Light black currant fruit with an okay acidity but very dry ending with some rust in the mid-palate. However, still a long acidic aftertaste. Overall it seems unstructured/disjointed and frankly a little disappointing.
Intensely young nose with primary black currant fruit with hints of vanilla and forest floor. Also some lead and liquorice. Deep and powerful black fruit with a huge acidic backbone. Very spicy with a great structure. Beautiful wine that really impressed me.
Complex nose with spicy black currant fruit. Very intense vanilla in the nose also. Very deep black currant palate. Huge fruit flavors and simply packed with acidity. Very young but overall a very impressive wine! Long acidic aftertaste with just a solid backbone.. Very well-built wine! 96-97p
Black currant (shrub) and sewer nose with a quite intense cabbage note but not in a bad way. Also a little soy note. Juicy black currant fruit with solid acidity and the texture is almost creamy. Precise and sharp wine. A really nice and mature wine. 91-93p
Mostly black currant on the nose with a little gun powder but also with a lot of ammonia. The palate is soft and almost creamy with an open and fresh black currant fruit. Slightly soft tannins with a lovely long acidic aftertaste. Impressive wine that I really enjoyed. 94-95p
Nose: Cabbage and black currant shrub, gun powder, lead, black pepper and a little dark chocolate. Palate: Rough black currant fruit with a long aftertaste with a little coffee. Seems closed and lacks tension. Overall it seems somewhat unbalanced. 90-92p
Complex and impressive nose with super intense black currant shrub and some dense coffee notes. Some barnyard notes also with lavender and other flowers and some gun powder. Even some orange zest coming though on the nose! Smooth and delicious black currant palate. Intense and complex in the mouth also with youthful tannins and a long acidic aftertaste. Simply a huge wine! 96-97p
Delicious and smooth black currant fruit on the nose. Very intense with some smokiness and petroleum adding to the complexity. Almost creamy on the palate with black currant shrub and a complex array of flowers. Coffee and vanilla coming through with a hint of subtlety. The acidity is just perfectly integrated into the intensity of the flavors. Simply stunning and just a huge benchmark style wine.. It is also super elegant and has an overall great balance and intensity.
Intense young black currant fruit with a hint of meat and coffee. The acidity on the palate is just crazy. There is a hint of black currant fruit and a lot of iron in the flavors. Clean solid structure with a beautiful long aftertaste. It does however lack a little fruit to bring everything together. When the bottle was revealed I was a little disappointed as I had expected more from this vintage! Still a good LLC but to me nothing spectacular.
Very intense medicine cabinet nose with vitamin pills and sour cream. Some green peppercorns but also bell pepper. There is a solid fruit acidity on the palate but it does lack a little fruit to fill out the structure of the wine. A little too short aftertaste.
A very special nose on this wine.. The fruit is black currant and dark plums but it does have some funny acidic hints, like vomit which is really odd. There is also some canned corn in the nose. The palate is however simply great. A beautiful full bodied black currant fruit is coming through but it is almost vulgar. Personally I still find it quite sexy. Simply a beautiful wine with a solid clean structure with a long impressive aftertaste. 96-97p
Cabbage and meaty nose with a little yogurt. Does seem a little closed. Super intense black currant fruit on the palate with a massive structure. It seems very young but with a very long intense aftertaste. The wine seems to be in a great harmony and balance with some very aromatic black currant and a lot of spices. Beautiful wine! 98-99p
Deep and very intense black currant nose with tons of dark chocolate and coffee and just a hint of grass. Concentrated and full-bodied palate but still in complete balance. A slight vanilla touch on the mid-palate. Crazy intense acidity and a massive tannin structure. Very complex spiciness. Very impressive wine with a long life ahead of it. The aftertaste is simply amazing and intense but strangely enough the wine still seems easy to drink.. Very close to perfection! 99-100p.
Different than the other bottle in this tasting. This was only decanted a few hours while the other was decanted 12+ hours.
Very closed on the nose, only yielding a little black currant and liquorice. Young black currant fruit on the palate with a long very acidic aftertaste. Very intense with a super structure. Huge potential...
The nose is packed with brown sugar with a hint of apricots. Some dried flowers also. Intense apricot on the palate with a lot of burnt sugar. Solid fruit depth and a good acidity. Some petroleum, coffee and vanilla. A good fruit acidity but it does seem to have an excess of alcohol. There is also a lot of orange zest. Solid performance!