Dark, the fruit disappeared to leave a strict and austere nose; acidity and dry tannins in the mouth; dry finish; not exactly a fun wine.
Relatively closed, mineral nose; middleweight claret of modest scope, with a firm tannin and crisply ripe flavor; still a bit on the severe side and needing a few years to mellow. 2014–18+.
Sam Leith m
[bGood dark classical color; discreet nose but with a beginning of fine cedary undertones; young, more supple than Caronne, more delicate and fruity; very young: Wait four or five years, but it never will reach great heights.