Tasting Notes

(from a parcel very close to Richebourg, according to Laurent) Ruby-red. Noble aromas of blackberry, black raspberry, cocoa powder and blood orange. Juicy, intensely flavored and penetrating; not especially fleshy or sweet but shapely and powerful, with strong underlying minerality. Faint leathery note of reduction. Finishes subtle, firm and very long. Tasted March 2004. Stephen Tanzer