Intense color, robust, full-bodied and firm, with a fragrant, ripe bouquet and a depth of structure that lends it considerable longevity.
It goes well with meats in red wine sauces, marinated or roasted game, medium tasting cheeses.
Burghound (BH): 90-93
"A pungent if highly complex nose offers up a wide range of aromas that include wood toast, menthol, tar, ripe dark berry, plum and warm earth. There is excellent richness to the solidly well-concentrated medium weight plus flavors that possess plenty of volume before terminating in a muscular and firm finish of striking perseverance."