The wine is a very deep red colour with purple highlights.
The nose has a very good intensity and reveals fresh and ripe red fruit aromas. It is very pure and defined.
The long ageing brings notes of oak that are pleasantly integrated into the wine. It is accompanied by light aromas of toast and grilling as well as and some spicy notes (a Carmenère feature); both are soft and do not dominate the wine.
In mouth, the wine is, at first, rather soft and discreet but it rapidly acquires an elegant fullness. The tannins, round and supple at first, become powerful and tight. The wine remains harmonious, balanced and introduces a nice freshness. This is a typical feature of fine Cabernet Sauvignon when conditions of ripening are optimum.
Aromas of violet and eucalyptus are present in the finish. It is very long, full and consistent. The last noticeable tannins are still young but will rapidly soften after some months of bottle age.
"Rich and bold from the start, with cassis, raspberry, coffee and tobacco aromas that yield to creamy mocha upon airing. The palate is ripe, tannic and structured, with blackfruit flavors, a touch of herbs and espresso. Long and herbal on the finish, with a smooth fade."
"Vivid ruby. Cherry-cola, blueberry and vanilla on the nose, with notes of cigar box and licorice adding complexity. Deeply pitched dark fruit flavors are enlivened by a strong spicy quality and become smokier with air. Tightens up with air, with no loss of flesh and finishes with impressive breadth, length and lingering sweetness. This wine is balanced to age."
International Wine Cellar