Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - From a good looking bottle, this wine had a purple center with red rims. The tight but medium intensity nose showed black cherries, Provencal herbs, blackberries, pepper, and soil.
Interestingly, the evolution of this wine in the glass was the mirror image of the Mouline. While the Mouline was watery and firmed up, this wine was bold and dramatic at first with sappy fruit and notable but rounded tannin. As the wine aired, the tannins softened and it came more into balance.
While clearly this is still too young and needs at least another 5-10 years, it seems to me it needs no more time than the '89 Turque. An impressive bottle that should improve by a least a couple points in time.