Black is black, but there is still hope! That of discovering an exceptional wine by its concentration and its elegance. The concentration is demonstrated by the density of the colour, by the restrained power of the aromas and by the richness in the mouth. The initial aromatic restraint requires decanting to reveal notes of zan, blackberry and blackcurrant jam, Madagascar pepper, mocha, pencil lead and cinnamon. The tannins are very full, very dense, intimately bound, setting up an incredible balance with a respectable alcohol level and an unexpected and welcome freshness.
1 star in the Guide Hachette A suave elegance for this wine vinified and aged in barrels for 16 months.
From now on, and to be kept for 10 years.
Obviously, the tasting of such a wine must be shared (Brassens would say to no more than four). The sharing could be done with a slice of buttered bread to start the meal, followed by a poularde de Bresse with truffles, or an old Salers.