Essence de Dourthe 2008
53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc
Highly attractive, intense colour. Powerful on the nose, the wine exudes intense ripe, fresh fruit aromas of black cherries, which blend seamlessly with notes of spice, liquorice and mint. Soft, long and full on the palate, underpinned by refined tannins. The aromatic and refreshing fleshy character coats the well-balanced structure, before the long, delicately spiced finish.
90/100 – Wine Advocate - Robert Parker