... this concentrated wine shows fine depth, with an emphasis on black cherry and cassis flavors. Full and ripe, this well-structured effort has the balance and polished tannins to be cellared for a decade, at least.
Broad and supple, with round black cherry, black pepper and roasted meat flavors playing against lightly crunchy tannins, finishing with refinement.
Suave aromas of cassis, blackberry, violet and bitter chocolate show good lift for the vintage. Fresh and focused, with bright currant, licorice and chocolate flavors perked up by floral and herbal hints.