A grande French red; starts with a mellow nose, strong initial hit to the palate with a very tannic lilt at the back of the tongue (not quite enough for my liking, it teases the promise of a boldness that it does not completely fulfill). The taste then becomes fruity and medium-full, with a quiet finish that echoes more the first touch than it does the middle flavor. Altogether quite a nice wine, though I believe it will perform better if it is not decanted for longer than half an hour; I tried it initially, at 30, 60, and then 120 minutes of breathing and left too long it becomes overly-subtle. — 4 years ago
Josh had this 5 years ago
A heady aroma, as robust as a Sangiovese, yet deeper with intense red berries. The instant olfactory memory evoked is one of the French countryside, an environment where food is straight from farm to table. The initial taste is fresh with a round mouth-feel, fruits contrasted by sharp tannins. It evolves into spice, tobacco, freshly chopped wood; all the while performing a try-partite symphony on the palate - well balanced between sharp, mellow, and deep earthy flavours impossibly cascading over the senses all at once. The finish is savoury and sweet, it begs for a taste of strong cheese, and leaves the mouth watering - dearly anticipatory of the next sip.
Truly an exquisite find. — 4 years ago