Appearance: Deep garnet.
Aroma: Inviting aromas of dark cherry, sage, and red plums. Complex layers of ripe berries, with undertones of vanilla and cloves.
Flavors: Full-bodied and textural, with ripe flavors of black plum and cherry, cocoa and cassis. A concentrated, rich palate with round tannins leads to a long finish interwoven with blackberry, anise and mocha.
Big & Bold
This one needs a little more time in the bottle. Firm tannins, lots of dark fruits, and oak. Really opens up the second day. Looking forward to trying this again in a year or two. Can drink now with a couple hours of decanting if you like 'em big and bold.
Deep garnet color; Light floral nose of black fruit, leather, vanilla and oak (which overpower the fruit); Medium bodied on the palate with overtones of black cherry, cassis, and pepper; Firm tannins (should improve as the tannins soften); Disappointing short finish. Overall - good, not great. In my opinion, not worth the high price. There are way too many superior Bordeaux blends out there to spend $54.00 on this one! Will not buy again.