This is a wine for aging, yet lovely to drink right now. The complex nose displays aromas of blackberries, plum preserves and sandalwood. The palate, broad and seamless, shows perfect balance between the attractive fruit and the elegant oak. The lively acidity carries the wine to the end and ensures the long aging potential of this magnificent wine.
"Massive, flamboyantly rich, a real treasure in the mouth. Just dazzles with the intensity of cherries, black raspberries, Dr. Pepper, plums, sweet vanilla-scented sandalwood and a wild array of savory spices. The wine is a small-production barrel selection from the estate vineyard, which is in the heart of the Green Valley. Drink now through 2013, at least."