Ruby-red. Expressive nose offers game, spice, tobacco, leather, underbrush, iron and exotic flowers. Supple and fine-grained, with currant and baked plum flavors complicated by chocolate and leather. A wine of moderate intensity and power for this property but rather suave. The cooler vintage character comes through on the finish, which features notes of raw currant and pepper and slightly dusty tannins.
Biscuity nose – quite attractive. Scented. Good balance. Not big, but absolutely classic on the palate entry. There is a hint of green tannin on the finish however… That lets it down alas.
Anticipated maturity: 2011-2018