Jacques Prieur Echezeaux 2009 750mL
(Domaine Jacques Prieur Echezeaux) (bottled in July of 2011): Good fresh dark red. Aromatic nose combines redcurrant, tobacco, dried flowers and graphite. The juicy but tight palate displays a cool mineral precision and a saline nuance that animates the red berry and floral flavors. Silky, energetic and light on its feet, finishing with a distinctly savory quality, suave but firm tannins and lingering perfume. "For me, this is the magical terroir of the domain," noted director Edouard Labruyere. "The site is very alive; there's always air movement in the vines."