Author Mister45Site / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 08/05/2011
Very dark color. Nose is full of deep dark fruit, tar, coffee. Palate is chewy, long, and full of Herbs de provence, stems, plum. solid tannic structure. overall very hot and almost sweet. very concentrated. I would say lacks finesse. Certainly has complexity, but for me, over the top. I'll stick to the 06's and 05's for now.
Author acysoSite / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 01/02/2010
1. (Immediately after opening.) Extremely powerful aromas of red raspberries and vanilla, red currant, and a bite of dark licorice and brown spices (and maybe even brown sugar?). On the palate, layers upon layers of different red fruit, with a very satisfying backdrop of black licorice. Where are the tannins? Finishes long.
2. (30 minutes after opening.) Ripe red fruits on the nose (cherries, currants, hint of strawberry). Vanilla seems to have dissipated (dirty glassware?). On the palate, more of the red fruits, now balanced nicely with the acidity. Licorice and spices remain.
Author BordeauxRoiSite / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 12/30/2009
Audouzed for 3.5 hours....All I can say is WOW! Lovely aromas of sweet raspberries , roasted provencal herbs , and melted black licorice. Juicy black cherries , and briary raspberry flavors at first in a medium to full weight. Tightly wound mid palate showed anisette , tea leaf , graphite , and blueberries. Really long finish with spicy plum flavors lingering..... I may pick up a few more of these.