Bouquet opens with laurel, black pepper, blackberry, licorice, dark chocolate, underwood, cassis, coffee and smoked tonneau.
Palate shows deep and hot, with lots of non sweetened black chocolate brownie.
Long, with whiskey finish.
Drink: now – 2028
While the 94, 98 and 04 I drank showed similarities, this one goes into a complete different direction.
03 seem to have been ultra hot here too and you can taste it!
Burnt, extra dry, intense and full of roasted aromas.
I was highly impressed by this vintage as the “fruity tannat character” isn’t here and the “super spiky tannins” show like massive dark chocolate brownie – intense, but still melting.
I love this style, this must be a very unique vintage from very special weather conditions.
And if you’re wondering:
Is that tasting like jam? No! No! No! It’s super dry, super concentrated and with lots of enjoyable grip!
Awesome, this wine does not stop the impress me.