Black with magenta hues. Complex array of characters including rich plums, liqueur chocolate, tar, graphite, cooked meats and spice. Very intense in its youth, full of life and supported with underlying cedary char and other notes appearing as the wine gains air. The rich characters of plum, chocolate, licorice and meaty spice coat the palate, but the fine acidity and tannins give the wine restraint and elegance throughout. The finish is even, long and rewarding, packed with rolling flavors of berries, chocolate.
"Opaque purple. Deep, ripe aromas of blackcurrant, cherry-cola, licorice, mocha, pepper and chocolatey, smoky oak. Lush, ripe and deeply concentrated, with a layered texture to the flavors of dark berry liqueur, cola, candied violet and bitter chocolate. Finishes impressively broad, velvety and spicy, with smooth tannins and very good definition. Pretty elegant for such a decadent wine."
International Wine Cellar