The aromas have a great sweetness about them with plum, raspberry, and black currant fruits, milk chocolate, truffles, herbs and slight mint. The wine is big with extract and tannin, but the aromatics continue to come through with intensity in the flavors by mouth. The flavor and weight have wonderful purity and long persistence
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 92
Deep ruby. Slightly roasted, inky aromas of dark berries and licorice. Lush and very smooth in the middle palate, but currently a bit dominated by its underlying structure. Hiding more than it showing today. Tannins are substantial but quite velvety for the vintage.