An abundance of exquisite aromas of bright cherry, blackcurrant and ripe blackberry, balanced by roasted coffee, brown
sugar and toasted coconut engage the nose of this opaque ruby wine. The palate explodes with luscious fruit notes of
blueberry, cassis, and warm blackberry pie beneath robust tannins and touches of dark baking chocolate, graham cracker
and star anise that echo throughout its unwavering finish. The tremendous balance, depth and complexity of this wine
provide evidence of its age-worthiness, therefore, we recommend decanting for at least one hour before consuming this
wine in its youth.
"The flagship 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortis (with a different label and a heavier bottle) has an opaque ruby/purple color and gorgeously sweet, concentrated black currant fruit with sweet cherry, plum, Asian spice, and some subtle oak. It is full-bodied and very graceful, with superb equilibrium and intensity. This is a terrific, very young but very promising, prodigious Cabernet Sauvignon that should drink well for 20-25 years.
The Wine Advocate
"This Bordeaux-style blend is rich, full-bodied and well-endowed with dark berry, cedar, graphite and new leather flavors. Full-bodied and not shy about tannins, but they're ripe and the fruit flows with nice traction. Best from 2012 through 2022."