Intense aromas of violets, berries and spices follow through to a full-bodied palate, with layers of supersilky tannins and a long, long finish. Very, very classic in style.
...reveals pure notes of sweet and sour cherries, black currants, licorice, smoke, and crushed stones. Medium-bodied with excellent purity, firm tannin, and angular, structured finish.
Black cherry, tobacco and minerals on the nose. Dense but juicy and sharply delineated, thanks to its firm spine of acidity.
...There was some richness here but also a greenish note. It tasted just a bit simpler than some of the other wines and there was that slightly raw streak. Impressive persistence though.