A prestigious, classical prestige cuvee from 2002 vintage – structured, full-bodied and bursting with fruit.
The aromas of fruit emerge as delicate, golden, muted exotic notes reminiscient of mango, kiwifruit and dried fruit wonderfully balanced by hints of hazelnut, almond and fig. A touch of iodine enhances this wine’s flawless nose. The mild spices reflect the wine’s depth – white pepper, smoked tea and cocoa.
This is a wine with depth but also honed and precise, in harmony. On the palaye, the wine exhibits a voluptuous delicacy with meringue notes. Subtle nuances of mint tea, lime, kumquat and exotic fruits such as pineapple and candied ginger are prominent.
Wine Spectator (WS): 97
"A powerhouse, with verve to the finely cut, racy acidity, showing a sense of finesse and seamless integration of the firm frame. The silky texture carries layer upon layer of toasted brioche, currant and pear pâte de fruit flavors, with notes of grated ginger and coconut, cappuccino foam and spun honey. Mineral accents of smoke, ground spice and fleur de sel build on the long, echoing finish. ."