Mature color: garnet, medium intensity. Brown-ish rim.
This wine is classical: it’s got power, but it isn’t over the top. Deep black fruit, canned, hints of oak maturation (12 months on 30% new). Hay, black olives, black currant and bay leaf. Clearly matured.
On the palate, the wine rather resembles the nose. Dark fruit, canned, stewed. Vanilla, herbs. Spices, a hint of pepper. Earthy.
It is a good wine. Doesn’t blow your mind (at least it didn’t blew mine), but it is a well made, classic BDX. Suggested retail at this moment: E20,-