Polished, ruby appearance. The aroma leaps at you, with bacon, smoked meat, beef jus, red and black fruits. On the palate, the wine is complex and giving and so sexy. The Viognier really does wonders for the wine, adding a femininity and complexity and a fourth dimension. If I had to pass away tomorrow, I would be asking for a glass of this as my last drink of wine (or maybe the 91 La Turque). What an exciting, other-worldly experience.
4 Days 4 Great Events and lots of Parker Points; 11/14/2014-11/18/2014 (Paris & London): Requires decanting and this is still Young and took a good two hours to develop into the majestic wine this is. On open the wine was a touch overdone, as if it was too ripe with a lactic note on the nose that worried us. But with time it developed , the rich fruit stayed but evolved showing a beautiful roast meat side, smoky edge. On the palate post developing it was rich but balance, great structure and acidity, vibrant yet round tannin and this has all the markings of a future perfect wine and we think it will be at par with the 1983 La Mouline we tried side by side ( Papies 100) in 5yrs or so. Majestic wine.96-97 but with triple digit potential.
If you're seeking perfection in the glass, look no further. The aromatics are intense, the exotic, silky, supple, sensuous, sexy textures are out of this world and the long, concentrated, rich, seemingly, never ending finish goes on and on. Perfect now and perfect in the future, this is as good as it gets.
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