Ripe black fruit flavors/aromatics of blackberry, dark plum, cherry, cassis. Spice and Anise notes. Oak nuances of toasted oak, roasted coffee. Rich ripe tannins with powerful finish.
Ripe and fleshy, with generous plum, black cherry and red cherry fruit that's intense and complex without being too powerful or overblown. Ends with firm, fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2012.
—James Laube, June 30, 2008.