I will borrow this year from Allen Meadows (burghound.com) the words to describe the vintage much better than I could do :
“While there are several very interesting characteristics of the 2011 vintage the one that I find to be the most intriguing is just how good the phenolic maturities are yet the sugar maturities are remarkably low (…). This makes for seductively suave textures that avoid any sense of heaviness as there is good freshness and sufficient acid verve to maintain the finishing balance. This seductive character is further enhanced by the fact that not only are the supporting tannins ripe but they are exceptionally fine-grained.”
The anticipated pleasure will only be somewhat mitigated by the small size of the harvest, mainly due to the poor weather during the flowering period.