Again, very deep in colour, deep purple. The nose is deep and broody – you have to really stick your nose in the glass. But it has so much primal intensity: blackberry, raspberry, liquorice, fruitcake, a touch of Indian ink. Wonderful definition – great clarity here. The palate has a rounded, quite approachable texture, extremely pure with luscious black fruits entwined with white pepper, creme de menthe, damson and black plum. So harmonious towards the finish. Beautiful. Tasted May 2009.
Maturity: 2020-2060 •
Reviewed: July 2009 • Source: eRobertParker.com