Crimson color. Nose and palate seem more Bordelais than Rhenish, with potpourri, red fruit and cedar wood. There is a residual aroma of garrigue, however. On the palate this is dry and stony, with a minerality that lingers into the somewhat astringent finish. Tannins have smoothed out but remain supportive of a few more years in the cellar.
Carmine-chestnut colored; slightly cloudy. This immediately expressed a bouquet of dusty cherry, freshly-planed cedar, garrigue, and the warm, pleasantly fecund smell of antique wood furniture. The palate had a combination of earthy, juicy and acidic elements, like biting into a ripe tomato covered in herbes de Provence. The finish is smooth and full. This is a pleasure to drink now as it tastes optimally mature; it should be consumed within the next year or two.
Dark red brown. Spicy, meaty with warm black berry fruits. Full bodied with good balance. Complex, lots of leather and other tertiary flavours, develops beautifully in the glass. Still has tannins and enough fruit and acidity to keep going several more years. Paired with steak , potato & cep gratin and peas and was an excellent match particularly with the earthy potatos. Outstanding for the price 4+/5 (94-98)
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