Ruby-purple. Black cherry, licorice, violet and a hint of truffle on the nose. Juicy and lively on the palate, showing good cut to its delicate blackberry, spice and coffee flavors. This fruit-driven wine offers moderate flesh and a smooth, peppery finish of good but not outstanding length.
Robert Parker 91
Deep garnet colored, the 2010 La Fleur de Gay features a lot of cedar/oak to begin, giving way to a core of black cherry preserves, warm blueberries and spice cake plus wafts of tobacco and new leather. Full-bodied, the palate has an abundance of rugged, chewy tannins with rather attenuated fruit and a rustic finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2032