The colour is deep with purple stripes under the light. The legs are thick and shows a good sugar concentration as well as a good alcohol content.
On the nose, a powerhouse with complex aromas of spice, liquorice and black cherry. The alcohol is showing off on the upfront but stay in line with the structure of the wine.
The palate is suprisingly soft, for such a powerfull wine, with beautiful aromas of blackberry, tobacco and more black cherry. The tannins are well integrated and even in early development remain soft and balance with a present acidity. The finish is long with some background of chocolate and menthol.
A wonderful wine with most of the great characteristics of a great Chateauneuf.