The nose is a bit shy at first—and would benefit from decanting—and a bit of air coaxes out of it a beguiling ripe black cherry core, twining with blackberry syrup, a subtle minerality, and the sweet smokiness of charred French oak.
The mouth is creamy and dense, with layered of juicy berries, the darkest of dark chocolates, rich espresso and black pepper. The wine is well-balanced and drinking well in its youth, but would reward the patience of a few year's cellaring with even more complexity and grace.
Inky dark burgundy in the glass, hinting at the wine's density and depth.
Enjoy this singular wine with a pan-seared filet mignon au poive, served with buttered green beans and roasted new potatoes.