Carries an understated elegance on the palate, with cool red fruit, spice, and some mild vanilla. Finishes with good length, and medium intensity. Tasted alongside the Trapet L-C, this was very comparable, just slightly riper and with some oak apparent.
There's a party of red and black fruits up front and a well of geological matter down back. It tightens considerably and quickly in the glass and the wine's structural elements take hold. It finishes very savoury with chewy tannins.
Tasting at Domaine Faiveley; 6/27/2014-6/28/2014: Colour deep red. Initially a shy nose, then red berries, especially red plum, with aromas of warm earth and spices. Plenty of matière on the palate, with flavours of rich, small red berries - red currants, raspberries and loganberries - red, spicy plums and warm soil, leading to a complex, spicy, long finish. Excellent structure and suave, fine grained tannins. This wine needs 15+ years.