Could use a few more years in the bottle. Tannins were heavier at the end, but some blueberry on the nose and at the front of the pallate. Other than in need of some time, a very nice bottle made from a very old grape.
Popped and poured. Beautiful deep garnet color with dark reflections. Needed air and time. Much better on day two. Eventually, it had a very complex and subtle nose of cherry and blueberry, licorice, leather, bramble and minerals, occasional light floral scents. Hints of sweet spices. In the mouth, strong minerals, strong acid, big tannins and alcohol. Very long and vinous, slight dustiness. Not an easy wine. I will buy more of this, but for drinking in 2020+. Right now, I would say that the whole is less than the sum of its parts.
Un vin tannique et structuré, qui nous a fait travailler. J'étais sur un Barolo, mais avec quelques indices j'ai trouvé Bandol. Un vin trop sévère et sec à mon goût, mais il a de la fraicheur et un bon potentiel, pour peu qu'on l'attende de 5 à 10 ans. 89+ pts
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