Vintages / Saint-Chinian 2010

2013-03-30 LCBO – Vintages

High-toned kirsch, framboise, and cassis distillates seem to shadow the ripe fresh berries from the nose all the way through a sappily-concentrated, subtly silken mid-palate to an effusively juicy, uplifting finish. Along the way, inflections of crushed stone, smoky black tea, resinous herbs, licorice, and juniper better contribute to a rivetingly dynamic interplay whose finish will leave your tongue fluttering and your salivary glands pumping overtime … this will remain glorious for the better part of decade, if not beyond.
Score: 92-93+ (David Schildknecht, erobertparker.com, June 2011)
Full-bodied & Smooth, $23.95