Wine Spectator Notes
Not as grippy as most 2005s, but wonderfully ripe and balanced, with dark plum, fig and blackberry fruit laid over suave black tea and melted licorice hints. The lingering, toasty finish is well-integrated. Drink now through 2016.
Deep ruby. Deeply pitched aromas of cherry compote, potpourri and Asian spices, with an exotic note of singed orange. Concentrated but surprisingly lively, with densely packed dark berry flavors and a hint of bitter chocolate. The floral note comes back strongly on the impressively long, smoky finish. Guigal says that this will age slowly.
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