Pale lavender meniscus moving to red-violet core. Nose of briary black fruit, redcurrant, flowers, and black licorice. Flavors of iron, cassis, and minerals, with medium body, medium-plus tannins, and medium acidity. Finishes with raspberry, minerals, and tart peach pit for around 30 seconds. Day 2 saw more floral and red fruit notes emerge, with the tannins becoming much more silky.
A heady and ambitious young Pauillac, with no shortage of dark plum, tarry cassis and scorched underbrush characteristics that ride along a chewy mid-palate w/ plenty of grip. Should soften up nicely in the cellar and may prove to be outstanding