Superdense wine. Ripe, rich and superthick, this vibrates on the palate like a mini-earthquake, shaking the senses. The tannins dominate the fruit, but it has immense concentration and complexity, with a long, long, ripe aftertaste.
Unlike the ?98, this Laurence is showing truer to form in that it is evolved and much more mature than the Reservee. Elements of olive, roasted herbs, caramel, cedar and pure raspberry are complex on the palate in a much more medium bodied, racy package. This cuvee is not constructed to age like the Reservee and the ?95 demonstrates that to a t. I?d certainly consume this over the next couple years if I had any lying around in my cellar