($100) Medium red. Wild, musky aromas of redcurrant and smoked meat. Fat, silky and sweet, with plenty of immediate appeal to the red fruit flavors. But this wine also possesses a solid structure and building tannins. Still a note of reduction here: Grivot told me he worked with a higher than typical level of CO2 in 2007, and that that explains the temporary reduction.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2010
Burghound | Rating: 91
This is an interesting wine in that the nose is distinctly on the sauvage side yet the spicy red berry fruit aromas are complex, elegant and dense while merging gracefully into rich, full and relatively big flavors that are supple, round and focused, all wrapped in an extract filled finish that coats the palate. This is lovely and harmonious and should age well over the medium term.