(2015) From the moment this wine is uncorked the bouquet is heavenly, wafting from the glass with a melange of exotic incense spices, Sandalwood and jasmine, then sweet damp earth, graphite and finally a bold and glossy pool of black cherry and cassis. It is, in short, sensational. On the palate there is absolutely no disappointment. Graceful and elegant, it is at the same time just crammed with essence of black fruits, the tartness and the sweetness of biting through a ripe plum into the sweet flesh, a background of earth, gravel and minerals, and yet sweet woodsmoke and tobacco swirl through it too. Light at only 12.5% alcohol, yet substantial, it is almost gravity defying in its lift and perfect balance into a long, beautifully focused finish. One of my great Bordeaux experiences.