The nose had a lot going on. Licorice, celery, cucumber, forest floor, blackberry, and chocolate covered cherries. The palate was soft, and had earth, brussels sprout, asparagus, chocolate, and a black currant finish.
France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Bordeaux Côtes de Francs
This wine was fabulous. It had the vegetal component that I love so much - lettuce and carrots - mixed with raspberry, plum and some earth. The palate was very soft and had dark chocolate, celery, brussels sprout, raspberry and a dirt finish.
France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
The nose had lots of black fruit - black raspberry and black plum. It also had quite a bit of oak, some licorice, and a little earth at the end. The palate was very tannic with loamy earth and black fruit, and finished with oak and licorice.