Absolutely stunning...starts with wow and includes other descriptors of stunning, wow and killer...blockbuster aromatics of rich raspberry, graphite, vanilla, spice and licorice. Despite the ripeness, there's not a hit of heat and it has some real depth. The palate is a full bodied powerhouse that is perfectly balanced, concentrated and with a massive midpalate and a seamless texture that carries into a long finish.
...one of the vintage’s great successes... ...Dense saturated ruby/purple in color, it offers up a nose of melted licorice, roasted meat, tar, graphite, and oodles of blackberry and sweet cherry fruit. Quite full-bodied, with good acidity..
... lots of currant, fig and cocoa flavors supported by bright mineral and sweet spice notes. The long, lingering finish has a nice latent structure... 2,500 cases made...
Spicy cherry and cassis on the nose, with exotic herbs and incense adding interest. Lush, creamy and sweet, offering deep dark berry flavors and a spicy licorice quality. Picks up dusty tannins on the long, sweet, gripping finish.