2011 Bordeaux from the Bottle (Jul 2014)

Good full ruby. Perfumed redcurrant, blackberry, violet and licorice on the closed nose; this is much more characterized by red fruits than usual, and has less of the Oriental spice elements that I typically associate with this wine. At once ripe and cool, showing very smooth, dense, seamless red berry, dark cherry and licorice flavors. Finishes very long, with ripe tannins and lovely verve, but this strikes me as a much lighter-styled Petrus than usual.