Tasting Notes: If there is a value in the mid-range Bordeaux, this is it. The complexity coaxed out of this wine is amazing, with all the classic characteristics showing marvelously in this wine. Its inky dark appearance is propped up with the velvety mouth feel that envelops all the dark brambly fruit this wine has to offer. I could barely get past the nose, though, with all the lead, damp earth, cigar and dark blue fruit components wafting magically from the glass. What a stunner!