Good full deep red. Expressive aromas of roasted red raspberry, tobacco, chocolate and sandalwood; hints of dehydrated fruit. Sweet, fat and smoky, with good depth but only moderate complexity; shows an obvious warm-vintage character. Finishes with fairly sizable tannins and a lingering roasted character.
Leather, liquorice – really not at all hot, but not hugely interesting either. Good balance, but that alone is insufficient for expectations really. Okay. (RH)
Anticipated maturity: 2010-2018