This opulent wine is as bold with its fruit as with its tannins... Blackberry flavors, acidity and intense richness are coming together in a welter of ripe fruits.
Blackcurrants, tobacco, graphite, cloves and dried leaves on the nose...medium-to full-bodied with firm, tightly knit tannins. Structured and compact with a long, mineral finish.
...very pure, beautifully delineated nose of crushed blackcurrants, fresh black plums and boysenberries with hints of wild thyme, damp soil, tar and black olives...medium to full-bodied palate offers taut, muscular black fruit with loads of savory layers and a firm, grainy texture, finishing long and mineral tinged.
...lovely stream of violet and cassis aromas and flavors that are sleek and pure in feel, picking up dark cherry, iron and sanguine details along the way.
...ripe, sexy, full-bodied Pauillac that brings plenty of richness while still staying reasonably elegant. Blackcurrants, blackberries, smoked earth, new leather, and cedary herbs all flow to an impressively endowed, layered Pauillac with chewy tannins, terrific balance, and a great finish.
...bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, light cassis and iodine aromas...palate is medium-bodied with graphite-infused black fruit...pencil-lead-tinged, quite sinewy finish lingers wonderfully.
Light, fresh and zippy. Compact and undramatic with just a hint of something green on the palate.