Very ripe liqueur-like aromas speak of plum, dark raspberry, cassis, earth, game and a broad if subtle range of spice wisps. There is impressive volume but also surprisingly good detail given how rich the big-bodied and concentrated flavors are, all wrapped in a sappy and hugely long finish. Like the Amoureuses this too displays a hint of backend warmth but it's not really enough to materially diminish the overall sense of balance. This youthfully austere and compact effort is definitely going to require extended cellaring to reach its full potential.
Allen Meadows, Burghound