Dark crimson. Not that aromatic, though its light fragrance suggests it could be Margaux or Lafite? Very dry, almost brutal, finish. It cuts off suddenly at the end. In the glass it lacks freshness and is rather hollow. Next day: A bit dead on the end. Dry finish and some aromatic lift – certainly not heavy.
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024
Robert Parker 93
Tasted blind at Farr’s 2002 Bordeaux tasting. Very deep colour. The nose is complex and intense with aromas of blackberry, pencil-lead, black olive, sous-bois and cedar. Very Pauillac and it just builds and builds in the glass. The palate displays a seductive entry, supple texture, very smooth and silky with blackberry, boysenberry and something quite sweet, dates or fig. Then towards the finish, it draws back and becomes more tannic and masculine, as if it say: â€œthat’s enoughâ€. An intriguing wine, quite mercurial in the glass. Tasted October 2009.
Bright, dark ruby-red. Subdued but pure aromas of currant, plum, minerals, graphite, and sexy, coconutty oak; showed a floral note with aeration. Extremely suave, fine-grained and concentrated, with a strong spine of acidity. Finishes firmly tannic, subtle and very long. This should develop slowly.