Medium yellow. Complex nose showing mostly Semillon with some grassier notes. Absolutely harmonious palate and mouth feel without any sense of heaviness. Long, delicious, classic white Graves, this outclassed the other 2 whites in this tasting by a mile.
Dark center. Clean, classic cassis. Really well balanced with nice feel and weight, good acidity and perfectly ripe, round tannins that are substantial but not grippy. This is excellent and more than tastable now.
Quite dark. More graphite than fruit on the nose. At once, you can sense its lush feel and dark blackberry fruit which is juxtaposed against very high but fine tannins. Youthfully unintegrated but this should be very good given adequate time.
France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
Dark, completely saturated to rim. Much higher toned and herbaceous than the other reds today. Merlot and Cabernet Franc fruit. Less dense than the other wines, in fact, somewhat stringy with tannins sticking out. Not for me, especially at this price.
Dark with slight lightening at the edge. Some upfront wood, but very attractive plum and violet. Excellent concentration and this has some airiness to it as well. Underlying sweet fruit, subtle pine notes, good acidity, ripe, regal tannins, and great length. I think that there is more than enough here to deal with the wood. Most impressive and very promising structure and balance for aging.