My finisher’s prize for 2013 Marathon du Médoc. And a very pleasant mid-week glass. Tannins perhaps still in need of a bit more time – the cooler vintage showing through, perhaps? In early maturity, so a couple more years could do the trick. Glossy ruby with a garnet rim. Medium+ intensity coal-smoke, cedar, cinnamon, and maybe some ‘soap’ notes? Underlying, just ripe blackcurrant fruit. Sweet, fresh black fruit intro, rapidly wrapped up in smoky, savoury minerality. Medium+ acidity, with slightly chalky, medium+ tannins. Only a medium length finish though.