Ruby-purple. Black cherry, licorice, violet and a hint of truffle on the nose. Juicy and lively on the palate, showing good cut to its delicate blackberry, spice and coffee flavors. This fruit-driven wine offers moderate flesh and a smooth, peppery finish of good but not outstanding length.
Simple fruity appeal – very purple fruits. Starts sweet and then becomes very opulent. Very Rollandian(?) Opulence of texture without that much flavour and the hint of dried fruits.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026
Robert Parker 93
A pretty, elegant wine that is 100% Merlot but a very limited production (around 700-800 cases in most years), the 2010 displays good integration of oak and mulberry, plum and black raspberry fruit intermixed with some licorice, underbrush, vanillin and spice box. This is a voluptuously textured, round, seductive style of Pomerol to drink over the next 12-15 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2013-2028