...offers up a compelling bouquet of flowers, minerals, black fruits, vanilla, and spices. There is huge extraction of fruit, full body, outstanding purity and balance, moderate tannin, and a tremendous layered feel on the palate.
Beautifully defined, ripe, rich fruit, with tight, sharply focused, deeply concentrated currant, black cherry, plum and wild berry, picking up complex anise, pencil lead and cedar notes. Shows rich tannins on the finish...
..aromas of black plum, black cherry, shoe polish & alluring oak. Very intensely flavored & vibrant; surprisingly high-pitched, even a bit hard, following the nose. This offers terrific lift. Finishes very long & firm but slightly clenched.