WOW... 7 years already, with two yeras of which in barrels and five years in bottles. That’s reasonably old, as compared to our usual wine drinking behavior (WINE ENTHUSIAST revealed in 2012 that more than 90% of wine was consumed within 48 hours of purchase, regardless to origin and quality…). But it seems this is still young for this wine from CAHORS (mainly made of MALBEC grapes).
Very intense, it exhales aromas of cherry, tar and toasted hazelnuts, or cherries in syrup, with prunes and smoked bacon, chocolate and caramel… if you prefer. Powerful, its opulence kisses my tongue and is gently caressing the palate. The overall impression though remains tagged by a superbe and delicate acidity, to which the Verhaeghe brothers seem to have found the door, the key, and the secret hideaway. Very fine and still youthful tannins and of nice length. An encouragement to taste, to enjoy and to feast... but without being in a rush. You still have time, it’s (almost) as well in your cellar as in your glass.
CARNIVOR SUPPORT : This wine loves duck !
HERBIVORE SUPPORT : Ratatouille with risolle made of milo and oriental spices, Hokkaido pumpkin & boletus risotto…