Deep golden copper in appearance. Round and complex. Floral and spicy fragrance. Very elegant and refined. Exceptionally smooth and round. Rich in fruit and wood with a delicate aftertaste due to long ageing. A high proportion of Borderies grapes lend it mellowness and complexity.
Bouquet is semisweet and prune-like; several minutes of aeration unleashes much deeper scents of honeydew melon, cantaloupe, roasted almonds and apple butter. The palate entry is full bodied, generous and sweet; at midpalate, the flavor profile turns satiny as scintillating tastes of black cherry, black coffee and Macadamia nut blanket the tongue. Aftertaste is extended, smoky and luscious.