...vibrant expression on the nose, with plush, generous fruit aromas and an underlying brooding tightness. Full-bodied on the palate, the fleshy, plump fruit tones deliver a velvety lushness over the mid-palate, then the wine becomes more dusty and rigid on the finish, ending with oak spices that linger
...dark-fruit edge with dark chocolate, cassis and blood plums... The palate has strong tannins with rich dark-plum and dark-chocolate flavors. Dense but velvety.
Black fruit and licorice aromas are complicated by a mineral element. Wonderfully sappy, concentrated and ripe, with well-delineated Merlot-dominated flavors of black fruits, licorice and bitter chocolate conveying sexy sweetness. Finishes with plush tannins and excellent length.
...violet, flint, bay leaf, raspberry and dark berry aromas out front. The palate is broad and flavorful, showing a knee-buckling sense of balance with a finish that carries.
...medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, structured...terrific tobacco, smoked herbs, black cherry, and blackberry-like aromas and flavors.