The 2019 shows a deep garnet color and is cool-toned and finely structured, at 13%. it's showing less fat than the 2018 and calling to mind the balance and bright minerality of the 2014 vintage. The wine shows elegant, intense aromas of black cherry and raspberry, violets, stone, smoke, and black pepper. The palate is creamy, earthy and floral on the attack then develops vivid flavors of black raspberry and crushed strawberry layered over earthy spice and stone on the grippy mid-palate. The finish is long and mineral and ends on a slightly bitter citrus note under lingering black fruits. An elegant and age-worthy vintage from Alain. Drinking now, but should develop beautifully with a few years of bottle age.