A hint of oak remains, along with copious amounts of lush, fat, juicy cherries, fennel and kirsch. Rich, round and forward, you can drink it now, if you like it on the young side, or give it more time in the bottle.
Pnp at cellar temperature, subtle nose of dark fruit and minerals, a little alcohol. Delicious and mouth-filling on the palate, with dark fruit , nice bright acid, and a hint of earth. Very nicely balanced. Long finish with sweet tannins. Very nice.
Not my favorite among recent CDP from the 2009 vintage. Medium ruby, with a gamey nose dominated by strawberry fruit, but overlaid with toffee and creosote. The palate is unsubtle and a bit out of balance, showing sweet fruit but also an aggressive, somewhat oaky tannic profile that seems poorly integrated and even a bit bitter.
another nice 2009 cdp. nose of ripe jammy fruit and sweet earth. palate follows with blueberries, jammy fruit and nice floral character. overall simple but enjoyable. finish is clean but nothing too special. a nice drink.