Ruby-red. Rather wild aromas of cassis, game, roast coffee, dried flowers, dried herbs and dark chocolate. Sweet and fairly round if a bit youthfully tight, with good power and thrust to its fla vors of currant, herbs, leather and game. The tannins began sweet but showed a slight dryness with aeration.
Dark with bricky rim. Sweet and dark-fruited on the nose. Peppery too. Rather mild on the palate but nice harmony and a gentle fresh finish. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025