2004 Groffier Bonnes Mares
"Good deep red. Complex nose combines blueberry, mocha, espresso, licorice and pepper. Fine-grained but tightly coiled, with noteworthy energy to its brooding, medicinal flavors of black fruits and dark chocolate. This offers excellent verve and firm tannins that avoid hardness. Here, too, there's a slight youthful bitterness."