Single Bottle - Double Magnum - 3 LitersStarting bid HK$5,375.00
Deep garnet colored with a hint of purple, the 2009 Les Amis displays wonderfully fragrant aromas of raspberry preserves, warm red currants and mulberries with nuances of potpourri, mandarin peel and oolong tea. Opulently fruited, rich, full and seductive in the mouth, the voluptuous fruit is well structured with crisp acid and a medium to firm level of velvety tannins, finishing long with layer after layer of berry and spice flavors. Deliciously tempting now, it should drink best 2013 to 2023+.
Wonderful perfumes of dark fruits and nutmeg and a hint of cocoa powder. Full-bodied, with very soft and velvety tannins and plenty of fruit. Round and soft. Slightly jammy in the end. Drink now or hold.
Deep garnet; the bouquet is savoury, dark, brooding and spicy, with lots of charry oak on display; the palate reveals a rich, hedonistic and spicy grenache, with layers of spice, black fruit, fruitcake and prunes; there is life and energy on the finish, with the new oak a mere seasoning for such concentration.
This aged for 18 months in new French barriques, and the influence of that is marked. Cedary, gently sawdusty notes and a touch of nail polish are apparent on the nose, while the palate is admirably full bodied and richly textured. The finish is generally velvety, but also shows hints of varnish or paint thinner. Overall, the raw materials are impressive, but the wine comes across as a bit disjointed.