Decanted 30 minutes. Blackberry, currant, black cherry and a hint of truffle dominate the nose. The wine shows firm tannins on the palate but still presents with a nice round quality in the mouth. A nice balance of earth, stone, blackberry, dark cherry and a touch of floral. This is an excellent wine for the price. Still feels a little closed but I love the slightly more tannic character than I am used to from Fleur. I prefer this to the 2011. 91-93pts
TNs below give a good sense of the flavor, but I note that people disagree about whether it's open. Fair. For me, too early. For comparison's sake, the 2012 Clos de L'Oratoire (also from a .375) felt more ready. But this is really structured well and I suspect it will continue to have a lot to give.
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