Red-ruby. Cherry, spices, violet, minerals and mocha on the nose. Densely packed, broad and dry, but with a distinctly juicy quality to the cherry and chocolate flavors. Finishes quite firm, with substantial dusty tannins. Plenty of extract here. This wine was taken to a higher level with this vintage.
[Jonathan Maltus’s Cabernet Franc-dominated micro cuvée with just 25% Merlot on a plot next to Angélus.] Extremely deep colour, not much nose. Very, very sweet attack on the front palate but saved from the point of view of refreshment by some fresh Cabernet Franc aromas. Extremely chewy and a bit too dry on the finish at the moment. Bit heavy – could do with a little more lift. Some bitumen on the finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022