Bought in june 2010 and kept two years under condition 1, the other three under condition 2 (see my profile). Color: dark purple-ruby. Nose: plum, smoke, a bit bacon. Taste: at first still a bit tannic, but soon opening up. Plum, cherries and blackberries, also some chocolate and Bordeaux minerals. Good concentration, quite full and nicely rich. Medium (to full) body, medium finish. A quite classy, rather delicious wine that offers a lot to enjoy. A remarkably good effort in this difficult year. Kept the way I did it: maybe a bit upward potential with one more year of cellaring., but I agree with Outlier who mentioned earlier, that this is not a wine for (much further) keeping. 89-90.
Two years on from the first TN, and I would say improvement overall. Definitive Bordeaux on the nose, lots of oaky notes and cassis; quite tart almost redcurrant, but also astringent with plenty of tannins on the finish, somewhat greenish in places.
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