...offers an Old World Bordeaux nose of blackcurrants, new saddle leather, cedar, and tobacco-laced herbs as well as full-bodied richness, good balance, and building, firm tannins...a terrific wine...
...sporting quite a lot of cedar...with underlying notions of baked plums, kirsch and mulberries plus wafts of olives and menthol. Medium to full-bodied, firm and chewy in the mouth, it has a good amount of black fruit and a woody finish.
Aromas of freshly roasted coffee and hung meat here, as well as a ripe-blueberry core. The palate has the same meaty thread with quite concentrated fruit flavors, in the blueberry and plum zone.