Nose of savory herbs, ripe, juicy black cherry and black currants Palate very earthy, woody, firm with some smoke, leather, bold, very left bank aligned. Finish was long and dry with good backbone and some spice
I found this an excellent example of approachable Bordeaux from the 2009 vintage. I agree with both 'Grape Juice' and 'Jeff Leve' on taste profile, but with 'Jeff Leve' on the rating. This is much more complete, refined, and intriguing than say a Chateau Macard 2009. Lots going on now, tastes great, but still unresolved. My only qualm at present is that alcohol is quite noticable at the mid-palate, kind of a strange point for alcohol to come through. Nevertheless, this will certainly improve with time.
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