2011 Bordeaux from the Bottle (Jul 2014)

Medium bright ruby. Black cherry, blackberry, flint and violet on the tangy nose. Lively, juicy and firm, with coffee and cocoa accents to the black fruit flavors. Not especially fleshy or complex but pure and penetrating, with building austerity. This moderately long, firmly tannic wine appears to be built to age but I wonder if the fruit will outlast the tannins.