Bright, deep ruby. A note of caramelized banana dissipated to reveal aromas of dark berries, high-pitched spices and licorice. Superconcentrated and densely packed but not overly sweet, showing a surprisingly pliant mid-palate texture today. But this wine displays its considerable power on the firmly tannic, very long back end, which leaves behind chocolate and dark fruit flavors. This special bottling was made only once previously, in 2007.