(30% vendange entier): Medium bright red with a palish rim. Enticing, high-pitched aromas of black cherry and flowers. Juicy and tight today, hiding more than it's showing. Like the Combottes, this is not a bodybuilder style or a heavily extracted wine, but there's a solid, sappy core of fruit and plenty of material in reserve to support aging. Finishes with a dusting of ripe tannins, a note of menthol and noteworthy persistence. Cyprien Arlaud thinks this wine will close down in a few years, but it's accessible now. In general, though, he recommends drinking the 2009s on the young side, "as there's no harshness to them."Author: Stephen Tanzer
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28 bottles owned by 7 collectors.
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