Medium red. Ripe aromas of smoky plum, redcurrant, mocha, tobacco and nutty oak. Rich, pliant and fruity, with ripe acids framing the raspberry and subtle game flavors and contributing to the impression of inner-mouth perfume. Offers good volume and a restrained sweetness. Finishes with dusty, serious tannins and very good length.
Tasted blind. Blackish crimson. Still-youthful rim. Light nose. Thick. Lacks a bit of lift. A tad sour and stolid on the end. Distinctly stodgy.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2025