The color is intense ruby with fine brilliance and orange nuances. The nose explodes with fruit: black cherry and blackcurrant (Cabernet), strawberry (Malbec), raspberry (Syrah), plum light mint and black pepper (Carmenère). The oak doesn't overpower the fruit contributes delicious aromas of tobacco, cinnamon, and crème brûlée (vanilla, caramel and chocolate). The rich hand creamy taste is fresh and very intense, well structured and finishes with a fruit intensity of raspberries and cherries accompanied by a touch of liquorice and walnut skin. It is very dynamic and still very
young. This juicy and luscious wine is delicious to taste now but the tannins still need to mature for a while before it becomes ideal for drinking (2009).
I recently selected this wine for a tasting my wife had here at the house. Her friends are not wine drinkers and this was at the “high end” for them. We very much enjoyed the intense ruby color, hints of anise and tobacco, and just how smooth the wine felt on the palate. We did not serve any food during the tasting, but I would highly recommend pork tenderloin with a sweet sauce. I will also allow my second bottle to cellar for another year. I feel it will handle the aging and improve the flavors.