Freshly cut flowers, dark raspberries, spices and mint all take shape in a 2007 that impresses for its freshness and pure energy. Sweet roses and violets linger on the finish. I imagine the 2007 will enjoy a very broad drinking window. Today it is drop-dead gorgeous.
Reticent nose hints at red berries, marzipan and nutty oak. Fine-grained, fleshy and highly concentrated, without any undue impression of weight.
Rich and round, with plum, cherry, leather and licorice aromas and flavors.
Grippy fruit palate. Great effort for the vintage. Rich, indeed, but classy.