Deep purple color, with bluish hues. Intense red and black fruits aromas, such as blackberries, cassis, and currant dried figs and blueberry jelly.
French oak aging provides tobacco and chocolate hints. Soft and silky entry with great structure and firm, sweet tannins. Long finish.
"Concentrated and toasty, with layers of smoke, spice and licorice to the mulled plum, fig and blackberry fruit, supported by bright acidity and medium tannins."
"Bright, full ruby-red. Rather bound-up nose hints at blackberry, bitter chocolate and violet. Then round and broad on the palate, with dark berry, violet, oak and herb flavors showing little in the way of easy sweetness. Still a bit youthfully aggressive today, finishing with plenty of dusty tannins and lingering saline, herb and menthol notes."
International Wine Cellar