Bright ruby-red in color, this wine has a very expressive nose with a profile of fresh red and black fruits such as cassis, blackcurrant, coffee and cedar, along with sweet spice notes that heighten the blend. These aromas are complemented on the palate with a balsamic touch that lends additional complexity and fine, supple tannins lead to a very firm yet friendly wine. Fresh acidity brightens the flavors, prolongs the finish, and ensures that the wine will age very well for years to come.
"Dark, sultry and hard at first, but with airing comes a wave of cola, vanilla and black fruit notes that settle in the right way. The palate is healthy and balanced, and the flavors of cherry, currant, plum and tobacco are enticing and long. Herbal in some ways, but not too much. Shows quality and some short-term aging ability; drink now through 2012."