Inviting aromas of juicy and ripe red fruit, ground spice and sweet tobacco on the nose. Full-bodied with fruit-soaked, fine tannins. Excellent structure and composure here. Ripe fruit is complimented by leather, tobacco and toasted herbs. Complex and dynamic with real clarity. Wonderful.
...seamless, elegant, and gorgeous. Red and black currants, tobacco, cedarwood, and background oak all emerge on the nose, and this beauty is medium to full-bodied, has ultra-fine tannins, wonderful balance, and a great finish.
...aromas pop, with notes of blackberry, black cherry, mineral and cinnamon stick. The palate brings a mouthful of fruit flavor, with so much plumpness it almost hides all of the structure that's behind it, but there is plenty. It reflects the vintage well, showing freshness, depth of flavor and polish.
Focused and trim, with dense currant, tobacco and espresso flavors that gather tension toward sturdy tannins.
Notes of fresh, juicy plum, violet and violet candy on the nose move into a decidedly mouth-watering palate. There is vibrant acidity, more apparent than in several previous vintages, while the tannin is fine-grained and persistent. Flavours are generous, friendly and well balanced.