Black cherry and plum with eucalyptus and white pepper spice. Full bodied with juicy tannins and a lingering finish.
Wine Spectator 93 points - Firm in texture, focusing its mineral-accented ripe blackberry and black pepper flavors over a sleek structure and into the long, vivid finish. Best from 2013 through 2018. 325 cases made. –HS (May 31 2012)
The 2008 vintage brings Michel Chapoutier's single parcel approach to the renowned Malakoff vineyard for the first time. This dry farmed "L" shaped block on a south exposed slope, has unique shale and iron rich soil which creates incredible complexity in the wine.