Features the complexity of power along with restraint -- the latter distinguishing this Médoc from some California cabernet sauvignon blends. Drinking well now, with hints of distinctive Bordeaux flora showing promise for cellaring.
Expressive nose. Distinctive cherry-chocolate cola flavor, with strawberry-rhubarb notes. Very long, smokey, anise finish. This is a wine with some character and power: pair with food on the heavier end of the pinot noir spectrum. I found it striking and delicious.
3/30/2010 8:28:00 PM - Ron - I really appreciate where you are coming from. Unfortunately, I am one of those that (in addition to balance and complexity) does appreciate a higher acid wine and some brett. I am also somewhat poor in my notice of a corked wine ( I have a lower threshold than some of my peers). Please take my comments with a large grain of salt in this area. I, too, though follow a similar tasting procedure as you.