Bordeaux 2009: The Best Ever? (May 2010)

(a blend of 60% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot and 15% petit verdot) Deep ruby. Enticing aromas of violet, red cherry and graphite. Creamy and soft on entry, then shows surprising backbone to the rather delicate red and black fruit flavors. Finishes long and smooth, with a tactile, almost sweet mouth feel that may not be for purists. This dense, chocolatey wine will need time to develop a little more nuance and grace. It offers excellent potential but is already quite flattering.