High temperatures during the summer stopped the evolution of the grapes for a while and delayed the harvest. Happily, a sunny but mild autumn permitted waiting for ideal ripeness and very good concentration of the grapes.
The color is an impressive intense ruby. The nose explodes with fruit: cherry, strawberry, raspberry, plum, light mint and black pepper. The oak and the toast of the barrels do not dominate the fruit and bring delicious aromas of coffee, tobacco, cinnamon and "crème brûlée". In the mouth, the wine is wonderfully concentrated and juicy. The finish shows intense fruit of cherry and strawberry with a nice touch of liquorice.