(Roty's three grand crus were aged in 90% new oak): Deep red-ruby, the darkest 2010 to this point. Superripe, almost decadent aromas of kirsch and smoke accented by caraway seed; gained in freshness as it opened in the glass. At once plush and powerful, offering impressive breadth to the flavors of cherry, redcurrant, raspberry and spicy oak. Youthfully tough tannins will require at least eight years of cellaring.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2013
Burghound | Rating: 93
Moderate wood encloses a distinctly sauvage nose of spice, earth, underbrush and humus that add plenty of depth to the fresh and ripe wild red berry fruit aromas. There is both excellent volume and superb richness to the impressively concentrated and opulent yet very firm full-bodied flavors that possess outstanding length where an echo of the wood treatment from the nose arrives as well.