: " La Plume Du Peintre "
Colour : RED
Vintage : 2003
OF APRIL 20, 2005 BEFORE
The wine seems intimidating and impenetrable at first sight, hidden behind
a deep black velvet surrounded by a crimson fringe. Let us approach our
noses, let us be overwhelmed by a wave of sensations! The olfactory intensity
is astonishing; aromas seem to pour outside the glass into fireworks for
our nostrils: blackberry, cherry, blueberry, black currant, raspberry
red and black berries are highlighted with a hint of vanilla, all the
more intensifying our eagerness to explore further.
When the wine is in contact with air, it immediately releases more specific
tones: wild Strawberry, wild raspberry, mocha, cigar box, spice, rosewood,
cocoa, licorice, followed by a mineral quality that reveals the identity
of our land, our terroir.
Once we have come round from this first overpowering impression, we can
bring the precious beverage to our lips. A multitude of impressions at
once rushes through our minds: ample, thick, unctuous, rich, full and
yet fresh, well-balanced and rich, with a multitude of aromas promised
by the nose twirling from papilla to papilla.
feeling of fullness and this extraordinary complexity linger, endlessly,
into an ultimate expression of refinement and strength that the blended
and mellow tannins promise shall last
apprehensive thought crosses your mind: when can we do this again?
have kept 150 bottles of la plume du peintre (the painters
quill). We open only one bottle per year, during a traditional family
meal around New Year's. Our impressions and commentaries after tasting
can be found on our Internet site. 150 bottles
one per year
a promise of happiness for quite a few generations to come !
Tasting end of January 2008 : the wine is entering in its closure
period , you sould wait at least 4 years before drinking it.