#68 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012
Deep red with dark purple hints. Intense and expressive nose with garnet and fresh red fruit, but yet elegant with subtle sweet spiced from a well integrated oak. Intense mouth feel with a broad tannic structure, lingering towards fresh red fruit flavors. A concentrated body, which will enable a long bottle ageing.
Ideal companion for meats and elaborate dishes.
"This dark red balances racy wild berry and cassis notes with full yet fine tannins, with layers of toasty oak, smoke and baking spice. Polished, with a long, savory aftertaste of spice, cured olive and underbrush."
"The welcoming blackberry and cassis aromas are friendly and approachable. The mouthfeel is lush, layered and grabby, with serious structure and dark, handsome flavors of black fruit, cassis, tobacco and black olive. Spicy and dry, it shows some mentholated warmth on the finish."