Le Carre 2010
Blend: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
Deep, chalky notes intermixed with black fruits, camphor, and an almost ethereal floral note make for a full-bodied wine that has slightly more austerity than Laforge or Teyssier (two other wines from the same team), but considerable style and nobility. In addition, it is substantial, powerful and capable of 20 years of longevity.
Dense and loamy, with lots of roasted cocoa bean, ganache and smoldering tobacco fronting for thickly layered plum, steeped fig and black currant preserves notes. Long and broad through the finish, with the loamy edge easily holding sway. There's loads of grip, but it's fully embedded, and this should age rather slowly. Best from 2015 through 2030.
A powerful wine, very ripe and rounded. Finely concentrated, with dark plum skins and opulent tannins.
Barrel Sample: 91-93 Points