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.
“This is as aromatically fresh as the best in the range though the mix of various dark berries and spice elements is still quite pretty. There is a better sense of freshness on the palate of the textured, dense and delicious flavors that culminate in a lingering if noticeably warm finale. This is attractive in its fashion, but the balance isn’t quite as well dialed in. 89/2027+” Allen Meadows for the 2020, NOT THE 2021 OFFERED HERE