Le Dix 2006 has a deep garnet color, almost black. The powerful nose develops aromas of very ripe black fruit and wild cherries complemented by aromas of wax, cedar, laurel, and licorice. The oak is pleasantly integrated with the
fruit. This adds to the wine enjoyable aromas of toasted coffee, vanilla, tobacco and cinnamon. The Syrah adds nuances of violets and raspberries. In the mouth, it is round, dense, fresh and fruity. The wine is very concentrated, very balanced and elegant, fresh and long with rich but ripe and soft tannins. It finishes with a strong taste of cherry (kirsch) and a light bitterness of walnut peel typical of great Cabernets. The Carmenère adds an enjoyable touch of pepper.
This superb wine is already very expressive and less austere than the 2004. It is still young but will rapidly gain in complexity and softness. To drink from 2009 and later. Very good ageing potential. A very fine vintage!
"Deep purple in color, with aromas of cassis, blackberry and coffee, this wine's flavors are equally warm. It's refreshed by the tension between the tannin and acidity." 91 Points
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