Color: dark red Nose: v new world, barnyard, intense Palate: a big wine, still 5-10 years from peak drinking, bit disjointed, v young,v primary, this is infanticide to drink this Celestins so young Rating: 94+
This wine, recently bottled, has much more fruit and baby fat to conceal its serious, long-term structure than the 2005 Marie Beurrier. Aromas of kirsch, redcurrant, blood, truffle, ceps, and lavender explode from the glass, along with a slightly volatile / balsamic note that lifts the bouquet and is actually reminiscent of some of the old-style La Mission Haut Brion vintages from the 1950s and ‘60s. Palate-staining length, freshness and balance—this wine has it all!
Packed and stacked with incredibly big waves of meaty, peppery, kirsch, herbs, spice and black raspberry liqueur. Thick, dense and palate coating, this tannic, intense wine demands at least a decade and probably more of bottle age before it becomes civilized.
Beautiful nose of soy sauce, roasted meat, ripe red cherries, bacon fat, spices... quite light in the mouth, ripe tannins... I expected a bit more concentration and lenght, seen the pedigree and vintage
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