Vinous – 93
Bright medium red. Deeper and more brooding than the classique, with powerful scents of blackberry, cassis, smoked meat, black cardamom and graphite. Brighter in the mouth, offering sweet dark berry and candied cherry flavors, with slow-building tannins adding grip. The finish features broad, fleshy berry fruit and candied floral qualities and excellent persistence. This already shows a boatload of luscious fruit.