Bordeaux 2013: Definitely Not the Vintage of the Century (May 2014)

Bright, full ruby. Plum, black cherry, redcurrant, lead pencil and cocoa on the nose. Sweet fruit flavors are nicely framed by harmonious acidity, but turn quite firm–almost tough–on the moderately long finish. Substantial tongue-dusting tannins are keeping the fruit under wraps today.