In between a tasting of young vintage ports this wine will absolutely have a good score. The fault of this wine is the alcohol, although I have/like to admit that the nearly massive body is able to absorb a lot of the alcohol. Anyway, I like this wine.
3e Fois et de nouveau 90 points. This time I have drunk the wine slightly cooled (15-16° C) at the start to tame the alcohol. Lovely wine, stylish, lush and nearly balanced at the end, but that is only a minor detail as long as the fruit is exuberant.
Not impeccable, because at the end the 15,5%! alcohol is noticeable, but from the start there is a lot of fun tasting this wine. Due to the name? the cherries are dominating in the bouquet, the taste has body, lifted bij fruit, and a perfect acicity, the balance is good. Just at the end 15,5% is difficult to hide. I advice to enjoy this wine at a lower temperature. Compared with the 2010 Château Croix-Mouton (also 90 points) this wine had not the body of the C-M, but showed a bit more elegance. Fill your cellar with 2009 and 2010 Bordeaux!
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