Full, saturated medium ruby. Brooding aromas of crushed blackberry, kirsch, violet and licorice. Sweet on entry, then concentrated and lively, with ripe, integrated acidity framing the crushed black fruit flavors. This fruit bomb really spreads out to saturate the palate. Finishes with broad, sweet tannins and lovely energy. Its slightly high-toned quality gives it immediate appeal and lift, but it also has the balance to offer pleasure over the next seven or eight years. An outperformer in this vintage.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: July/August 2011
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16
From the Canon La GaffeliŠre stable. Bright black cherry aromas - quite unusual for 2008! Polished tannins. Quite gamey. Pretty worked. But lots of potential.
Quite rustic. Rubbery on the nose and a tarry flavor throughout.
Anonymous | Rating: 92
Very unique red... Smells like licorice and fruitcake. Very sweet tannins, although slightly too syrupy for my taste. Very well balanced, no salient flavors. Will buy a few bottles just because it is so unique tasting.
Self | Rating: 92
Wow ! sweet and very fruity good tannins, excellent and drinking so well for a young wine.