2011 CHATEAU CLARISSE VIEILLES VIGNES – IAN DAGATA NOTATION : 88

Medium ruby.  Sappy aromas of black cherry, blackberry, violet and fresh herbs.  At once ripe and serious, displaying concentrated flavors of dark berries, licorice and violet.  This solidly structured wine finishes with firm but nicely ripe tannins.  From 50-year-old vines:  this is much deeper and richer than the Clarisse.