Black and blue fruits dominate the nose, dried flowers and baking spices counterpoint an intriguing smoked meat characteristic. The wine shows a strong structure with ripe tannins and a broad, insistent palate. Blackberry and cassis, baking chocolate and granite evolve and linger long. Beautiful, showy, and completely representative of the rewarding vintage.


20 months, 100% French Oak, 50% new


In the glass, this wine is almost opaque, rich, dark and deep in color.