This has wonderful purity on the nose with wild strawberry, red cherry and a touch of chalk dust. The palate is medium-bodied with very good weight, juicy structured tannins leading to a muscular, quite complex finish that has great harmony and focus. An ambitious Mazoyeres, but it pulls it off in style. Tasted January 2011.
Dark red. Wild aromas of blackberry, licorice, coffee and animal fur. Lush and sweet on entry, then expansive in the middle, with dark berry flavors supported by a strong structure. This is really stuffed with fruit, and there's enough energy here to avoid coming off as heavy. Finishes with big, broad, dusty tannins and superb lingering sweetness. An excellent showing today, but this should be even better for a decade in the cellar.