This has a similarly dark fruit profile like the Peuillets, but its sense of violet floral aromatics is distinctly more intense. Then in the mouth, it that same violet floral intensity is echoed in impressively finessed fashion, seamlessly underpinned by a fine bead of acidity, with light salty limestone intimations. The sense of all elements harmonized here is noteworthy, and plain delicious. A little * awarded here.
“Once again there is a distinct coolness to the perfumed nose of various dark berries, crushed star anise and a hint of exotic tea. The vibrant and nicely detailed medium-bodied flavors possess slightly better volume and while there isn’t quite the same level of refinement, there is even better minerality and backend complexity on the balanced, sneaky long and youthfully austere finale. Note that this is sufficiently structured to reward up to a decade of keeping. 91/2029+” Allen Meadows