Medium ruby with purple edges. Aromas of cigar box, currants, mocha and black stone fruit. A very rich and plush nose with some violets and chocolate. Lots of blackberry and anise on the palate along with coffee bean, plum and spice. Medium mouth feel with depth and richness. The tannin and fruit are well balanced. Long finish with fruit in the background. Medium after taste.
This wine will keep getting better for 8-10 years and hold for another 8 years at least.
"The 2006 Right Bank, a blend of 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot, has sweet notes of bouquet garni intermixed with roasted coffee, chocolate, black cherry, and black currant. The wine is deep, rich, round, but once the tannins kick in at the back of the palate, this wine clearly begs for bottle age. Give it 4-5 years of cellar age and drink it over the following 25+ years.
-Wine Advocate 95/100 Robert Parker