The Roc de Combes has a gorgeous plum, baked cherry and mulberry scented bouquet with fine definition and sense of mineralité, quite Pomerol-like. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tensile tannins, great precision and focus here, fresh and lively towards the precise finish. Wonderful finesse and composure here...this is destined to be a great Roc de Combes. Tasted April 2011. Jancis Robinson : 17.5/20 70% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Picked 15 Oct. Exceptionally dark crimson. Very sweet and rich and tense. One of the tensest wines I have come across - real tension on top of great ripe fruit rather than overworked ?taut? wines. Really very impressive. Much more structure than most Tertre vintages. Very small grapes and rich and very exciting. Not at all porty but very sweet and fresh. Holds its alcohol well. Very fresh. Really very unusual ! Spicy and rich but not at all heavy. Smoothed tannins - thanks to all that new oak ? Though very fresh and not that long on the finish.