2009 Plince, Pomerol
Aromas of boysenberry syrup with hint of licorice follow through to a full body, with a dense palate and slightly chewy tannins. Juicy wine, with a slightly rustic edge. But I like it. (Web Only- 2010)
The potential for a juicy, fruity wine lurks here beneath the youthful, extracted tannins. The wine certainly has density, with its rich structure coming through strongly. However, it needs aging over at least 10 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Inky purple. Pure aromas of red cherry, blackberry jelly and coffee. A supple, sweet and tasty midweight, with expressive flavors of redcurrant, cocoa and smoky oak. There are still some youthfully aggressive tannins on the moderately long finish, but the wine's acidity is nicely integrated, giving it a savory quality and considerable early appeal.
Dark glowing cherry red. Rich, plump and a little oaky at this stage. But quite delicate fruit on the palate. Very polished with some attractive minerality. Refreshing.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A big, chunky, somewhat corpulent wine with delicious black currant and black cherry fruit intermixed with some damp earth, truffle and forest floor, this 2009 is round, medium to full-bodied, dark plum/purple, and best drunk over the next 10-12 years.