Possessing a dense, saturated ruby/purple hue, the Les Amis flaunts the concentration, poise and panache of which only the greatest terroirs are gifted. Delicate scents of Chinese five spice, smoke, white flowers and roasted herbs precede a dense, brooding core of black cherry, coal and scorched earth. The well delineated palate offers tremendous texture and combines glorious fruit purity with subtle nuances. Multi-dimensional and incredibly intricate, the wine finishes with crisp acids and a cloak of beautifully ripe, polished tannins. Revealing a savory elegance in its youth, the Les Amis will continue to build in complexity for many years to come.
"Medium deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Les Amis displays gorgeous kirsch and raspberry compote notes accented by potpourri and roses, baking spices, cloves and some meatiness with pepper. Ripe and rich, medium-firm, silky tannins frame a concentrated and layered palate through a long and refreshing finish.
The Wine Advocate
"Dark and superrich, with brown sugar-laden black cherry and spice flavors that explode into a cascade of gooeyness on the long finish. Not for the faint of heart, but very impressive. Grenache."