Dark red with a nose of vanilla, toast and game. A full bodied fruit bomb that is concentrated and powerful. Lovely flavours of cranberries and blackberries. Still quite tannic and yet to develop much secondary flavours so confident of having a long life ahead. Quite surprisingly this is as 'old' as 2001 as it comes across much younger. A step up from the Grand Cru Classe's I had the week before (La Tour Figeac 09 and Corbin 09) as felt this had more depth and concentration. Drink now-2025
Beau claret frais et terreux avec encore pas mal de vie. Le nez est beau, beaucoup de fruits rouges avec une pointe de boisé et de terre. En bouche, encore assez ample et fruité, des mures et du graphites avec de beaux tannins fins et une belles acidité. Finale de bonne longueur.
Dark color with sediment. Decanted. Dark fruit and spice on the nose. Sour cherry and dark fruit with soft sweet tannins on the palate. Some coffee and char on the finish. Paired with grilled rib eyes.
Joli nez de sous-bois, avec un peu de confiture de fruit des champs, du chocolat. Très belle finesse en bouche, c'est équilibré et très agréable, un très beau vin de gastronomie, subtil. La finale manque toutefois de complexité pour prétendre au titre de grand vin. 91 pts
Fomos no Due Cocchi e comemos um brasato que estava excelente. Os aromas sao de otima complexidade, frutas vermelhas, boa presenca de madeira. Na boca um vinho bem equilibrado, acidez otima, retrogosto frutado e uma vontade de continuar tomando. Fantastico. Deve evoluir ainda mais apesar de enorme prazer neste momento.
Classic right bank with some age. Nice nose, a bit barnyard, well defined and constructed palate. Nice deep sweet core. Very sweaty and had some sort of goatish tinge to it. This wine has underlined why I prefer left bank........everything is here but lacks any kind of finesse and elegence......
Opened and double decanted about 3 hours before drinking. Glass is full of wonderful round Merlot fruit, classic St. Emilion. Initial flavors are fruit, wood (cedar and oak), some acidity. moderate tanins, and light astringency, moderately long finish. This is an excellent wine. To be served with Marinated (Teriyaki) NY Strip steak. Highly recommended.
Ridiculously dominating aroma of butter. Nothing else gets past it for 10 minutes. But unlike most diacetyl orgies one might be exposed to, this is actually enjoyable, however slightly comical. Other aromas can be detected. Newly harvested potatoes, parsley, sausage, sap, pine needles, moist moss, cherries, tobacco and a little blueberry jam. There’s also a minty freshness.
Really inky in the mouth. Compact and concentrated with lots of lush, dark fruit, nice, soft tannins and chocolate bitterness, balanced by a long, perky acid. The oak is integrated to the point that you forget about it. This wine develops nicely in the glass, revealing licorice, blackberry and oranges, while the butter turns less aggressive.
Started out very, very oaky on night 1. Tonight, after an extra day of aeration in the cellar, this wsa much better. Although nobody would mistake this for traditional St. Emilion wine, this was nevertheless good. Cassis, blackberry, plum, and a very round and supple texture made this a fine drink, although not mind-bending. Has 5 years left in the tank before going into decline, but it's ready to drink now. I could be wrong, but I think the oak will integrate with some more time.
Aniversário 2007; 7/16/2007-7/20/2007: NM. Nariz com uma mistura de notas animais e cassis, bom corpo, algo de ervas e ligeiro tostado. Tem bom meio de boca, mas perde no final, com persistência apenas média. O/E.
Drinking well now, although it is wise to hold off unless you want the experience of a young Bordeaux.
Nose of cassis, graphite, and a little mint. On the palate, nice body with flavors of cassis, black cherries, blackberries, and blueberries, and a hint of smoke. A bit tannic, but not unexpected at this age. A fair bit of acid in this. Nice length in the finish.