Good deep red. A coulis of red fruits sharpened by blood orange on the nose. Less reduced and more vibrant than the cuvee classique and utterly primary in the mouth, with pure fruit flavors framed and lifted by underlying minerality and perfectly integrated acidity. The explosive, highly perfumed finish features outstanding grip and punch and unflagging perfume. There will be just 4 barrels of this juice in 2011 (the cuvee was originally introduced in 2009), vs. 15 of the basic bottling. Hervet believes the two versions are of roughly equal quality, but today the Ouvrees Rodin is singing. (ST)
Background notes of oak frame a highly expressive nose that offers up scents of violets, spice, freshly crushed raspberries and wet stone. This is bigger and more concentrated than the regular cuvée with exceptionally good richness on the naturally sweet medium full-bodied flavors that are utterly seductive. There is a highly beguiling opulence to the textured, indeed even silky mouth feel though the gorgeously long finish tightens up quickly as the ripe tannins are extremely firm. This has the potential to be genuinely great if you have the patience. *Don't miss!*
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