(JS=91) Aromas of dried strawberries and plums with floral undertones follow through to a medium body, a dense center palate and a cherry and dark-chocolate aftertaste. Needs time to open. Better in 2019. (AG=88-90) La Fleur Morange's 2014 Mathilde, 100% Merlot, is supple, open and expressive, with attractive red cherry and plum flavors buffered by a sheen of new oak. The mid-weight, fleshy style is best suited to near-term drinking. (RP=87-88) The Mathilde 2014 has a fragrant mulberry and blackberry nose that is very open and generous, yet maintains respectable definition. The palate is medium-bodied, soft and supple in the mouth, a light citrus touch joining the chocolate-tinged black fruit on the easygoing finish. This is a sensual Saint Emilion, albeit one that does not possess the same level of complexity as the top-performing wines of the app?llation.