...a hedonism addict's dream wine. Its blackberry and Asian spice-laden nose leads to a mouth full of palate-saturating black cherries, coffee, ice cream, and loads of sweet spices.
Reticent but perfumed aromas of violet and black cherry. Sweet and dense in the mouth; has a thickness but avoids heaviness. Much finer than the last sample; in fact, this is quite stylish.
The '97 vintage is not exactly known for having high-toned red berry fruit aromas yet that is what one finds here, along with earth and underbrush nuances that continue onto the relatively primary flavors that are sappy and delicious...