Tasting Notes

(from 100-year-old vines) Bright red-ruby. Raspberry, rose petal, smoked meat and sexy oak on the nose. Lush and voluminous, with an almost confectionery sweetness; as creamy as this is, it manages to retain good energy. Best today on the complex, sappy finish, which throws off notes of red fruits, game, leather and flowers. This cuvee got a very short vinification, noted Laurent, adding that it will be at its best in about ten years, and does not possess the same structure for aging as the Estournelles. Tasted March 2007. Stephen Tanzer