This terrific sleeper of the vintage displays rich, broad, savory black cherry and black currant fruit intermixed with sandy, loamy soil, licorice and spice box characteristics. Opulent, fleshy, seductive and hedonistic, it has near-term drinking potential, so enjoy it over the next decade.
The La Croix Figeac has a sweet yet rather one-dimensional bouquet that speaks more of the winery than the vineyard. The palate is medium-bodied with a sharp entry, a tannic middle and slight dry, attenuated saline finish. Tasted April 2012.
This has forward plum and cherry notes with a veneer of licorice and mocha. A touch loose on the finish.-J.M.
This is excellent with juicy fruit, chocolate and blackberries. Full and silky. Big surprise for the vintage.
You can allow all or manage them individually.