I’ve been a fan of this wine for at least a decade and a half, a malbec of class and character, depth and substance, that manages to seamlessly blend the old world rusticity of Cahors with the new world fruitiness of Argentina/Mendozan versions for a very compelling and complex expression overall. Tannins are abundant but polished, but it’s the extra dimension of the palate that sets this apart. Excellent length. Many Bordeaux would kill for the depth and complexity at the price. Tasted
Marc Chapleau: Animal au nez, ainsi qu’en bouche. Le vin est vif, par ailleurs, la tension est là, ainsi que l’acidité.
Bill Zacharkiw: So garrigue. You can smell the thyme and rosemary bushes drying in the heat. Powerful and up front attack with layers of tannin on the finish. Really good.
Much more structured Brouilly than you might expect. But underneath the tannin is a juicy red fruit, along with a slight menthol note. I would wait a bit on this one, give it another year to come together and the fruit to develop more.
Et si on buvait du Château des Estanilles et du Château Le Puy!