While concentration, ripeness and boldness are quite clearly the watchwords at Château de Haut-Coulon, this is not at the expense of elegance. An intense nose reveals characteristic maturity and freshness. A full bodied, fleshy attack gives way to strong mineral tannins. Held together by a savoury, almost saline mouthfeel, the finish is elegant and distinguished. The presence of Petit Verdot in the blend (17%) provides rich tannins and bold aromas, especially violet.