Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Durand "Lautaret" St Joseph 2003

Saturated red/purple.

Vinturi - extremely deep nose of black licorice, pepper, seared meat, grilled oak spice and earth/sulfide. With air, this gains lift from a subtle citrus nuance.

Deep, thick and loaded in the mouth. Earth and black fruit flavors again gain freshness from a citrus undertone. Reminds me of the recently tasted Samsara, only more dense and compact. Huge tannic freight train in the finish. But nothing to worry about, as this is loaded to the hilt.