2001 Chat Larmande
"The finest Larmande I have ever tasted, this sleeper of the vintage is a seamless classic that transcends its terroir and pedigree. The 2001 Larmande exhibits a deep purple color as well as a striking perfume of charcoal, black currant and cherry liqueur, incense, and vanillin. Medium to full-bodied, with a sensational mid-palate, wonderful persistence, and a beautifully balanced style, it can be drunk young or cellared for 10-15 years. Bravo!"