Again a Maurodos proves to be something very special and tonight was no exception. Glass staining dark violet with slow legs, the nose was gorgeous in a very subtle and elegant way, with dark berries, cocoa and chalk. The first sip was almost perplexing as it showed very little front palate but exploded on mid & back palate with tannin wrapped lavender and dark berries and lots of acid. After a decant and time in glass it smoothed out considerably and it delivered across the palate and was so elegant despite its power and strength against a steak. This was not the fruity high alcohol mess these wines get a rap for, nor over oaked. It had everything I could want in a wine where you drink it and sigh in relief and delight that all is well.
Excellent structure, beatiful ripe fruits, specially blackcherry and toasty oak that is almost irresistible. It has power but with great balance and long finesse and may gain a little more enchanting over next copule of years but who can wait? its simply delicious now!