An impressive wine for the vintage with lots of sweet, ripe fruit, hints of chocolate and toasted oak, and a long, flavorful finish. Full body, silky texture. Juicy finish. Better in 2016.
Sports a dark profile, with ganache and espresso notes enmeshed with the core of fig and blackberry confiture flavors. Long and velvety through the finish, featuring a smoky note that weaves in and out. For fans of the not-shy style. Best from 2015 through 2025. 4,165 cases made.
This estate has been on a qualitative upswing for a number of years and the 2011 is a seductive effort revealing a dense ruby/plum color as well as fragrant notes of sweet cherries and spice, abundant fruit and glycerin, and a medium-bodied mouthfeel with no hard edges. It is a delicious, textbook Pomerol to drink now and over the next decade. It is a sleeper of the vintage.
Intense aroma of pure, small, dark-berried fruit along with toasty oak. Extremely oaky on the palate, lots of extraction and a marked bitterness on the finish. Julia Harding MW