Tasted October 2015.
Cork in good shape, tainted surface up to 2 mm from the top.
Brilliant, dark cherry colour, tiled ring.
Initial tertiary aromas of smoke, leather and tobacco. Afterward, strawberries, figs, wood, spices.
Gentle attack, equilibrated and mouthful light tannins, mature strawberries, leather, spices.
Long caudalies (>60 s), strawberries, leather, spices.
IMPRESSION: Wonderful 30 years old bottle. This wine seems 10 years younger! — a year ago
2007 Vintage Tasted March 13 2015 EYE: Dark red, brilliant. Red cherry halo (looks younger than its age).
NOSE: Cherry, cassis, smoke, a touch of vanilla, pepper.
MOUTH: Plain attack, a little aggressive, structured, prominent tannins, equilibrated. Leather, cassis, smoke. AFTERTASTE: Astonishing long caudalies, coffee, wood, tannins.
IMPRESSION: An outstanding and well structured wine. Pleasant and fine Cabernet Sauvignon. Still too young. It deserves 5-8 years of patience. — 3 years ago
Tasted November 2014.
Dark red color, light red onion skin halo.
Red fruits, cassis, leather, tobacco bouquet.
Progressive and pleasant attack, round tannins but short lasting. Short caudalies.
Deceptive Cantenac Brown (2002 was not a good vintage in France) most of all because of the price. Nonetheless an overall pleasant bottle. — 3 years ago
Tasted August 2015
Deep red colour, cherry ring.
Bouquet of blackberries, ripe red fruits, tobacco, garrigue.
Smooth attack, mouth filling and equilibrated tannins, blackberry, coffee, cassis.
Long and pleasant aftertaste, astringent final.
IMPRESSION: A very enjoyable bottle, seems younger than its age. — a year ago
Tasted October 29 2015.
Brilliant, deep red color, ripe cherry ring (seems younger than its 30 years).
Bouquet of mushrooms, underwood, tobacco, ripe red fruits, leather.
Subtle attach, silky tannins, structurated.
Short caudalies, tobacco, blackberries.
IMPRESSION: Beautiful bouquet, pleasant attack, short lived taste.
Large discordance between bouquet and taste. On the decline, bottle opened 5-7 years too late. — 2 years ago
Tasted February 19, 2015.
Bright ruby color, brick red halo (seems older than its age).
Blackberry, a little scent of smoke, not a complex bouquet.
Pleasant and progressive attack, tannins come first, then blackberry, unripe raspberry, a mild acidity, reglise.
Long caudalies, a little astringent, reglise, mint.
A pleasant wine dominated by the braquet grape, still young, to drink now or in 1-3 years (I don't think this vintage is going to improve after that)
— 3 years ago
Tasted October 29, 2015.
Cork in perfect condition.
Brilliant, ripped cherry red color, bright red ring.
Closed bouquet, leather, tobacco, spices.
Straightforward attack, structurated, pleasant tannins. Blackcurrant, leather, wood, coffe.
Long caudalies (>60''), tobacco, spices, some pleasant bitterness.
IMPRESSION: Discordance between a light bouquet and a powerful taste. Very pleasant 17 years-old bottle, probably opened 3-4 years too late. Quite enjoyable wine nevertheless. — 2 years ago
Tasted on February 21 2015.
Bright deep red colour, brick red halo.
The bouquet is closed with scents of raspberry, cassis, reglise.
Attack is strong and equilibrated with prominent tannins, blackberry and spices.
Medium caudalies, cassis.
This wine, which was very good 4 years ago, has declined.
Not disagreeable. To drink now.
— 3 years ago
Tasted on February 13, 2015
2004 vintage. Dark red, brilliant. Red onion halo (looks younger than its vintage). Red fruits, tobacco, underwood, a touch of vanilla. Progressive attack, round, agreeable. Tobacco, wood, cassis. Long caudalies, on the wooden side. — 3 years ago