Dark cherry red. Intense nose of ripe fruit (cassis) and comfit fruit mixed with sensations of toasted coffee and licorice which bring finesse and elegance. Strength, savory and opulence combine in the palate of this wine that little by little develops in the bottle.
93 Points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar:
Opaque purple. Explosive aromas of candied dark berries, cherry-vanilla, incense and woodsmoke, with an exotic floral topnote. Lush and creamy, offering sweet, oak-spiced blackberry and cassis flavors that are given spine by gentle acidity. Dusty tannins make a late appearance and add shape to the long, sappy, alluringly perfumed finish.
92 Points – Wine Enthusiast:
Opaque to the eye, this has a bouquet that’s tightly sealed with aromas of oak, tobacco and cola, and a baked, minty note. Saturated but not syrupy, this has roasted, savory flavors of clove, nutmeg, hickory and baked blackberry. It remains roasted, deep and delicious on the finish. This is entirely modern, full bodied and excellent as a whole.