La Tour Melas 2012
(La Tour Melas Grand Vertical, very warm July and August with temperatures exceeding 45C, 969 mm of rainfall, 58% CF, 42% M, 4.600b). Aged for approximately 19 months in barriques this is a full bodied ripe style which caresses the palate. It shows high level of concentration with scents of cherries, toast and liquorice. Unwraps slowly and I suspect that it will improve over the next 2 years.