This and the other Icône wine from Georges Vigouroux are massive. Despite its high alcohol, this is more restrained, derived from the high elevation of Haute-Serre. Intense black fruits and powerful tannins are well integrated and give a rich rather than out-of-control character. This would be worth aging, so wait until 2018.
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