Stephen Tanzer's International Wine CellarGood full red-ruby color. Blacker aromas of dark berries, licorice, violet and roast meat. Thick with extract but quite unforthcoming today; dense and large scaled. The dark berry and licorice flavors repeat in the mouth. Strong oak component. Shows the toughest tannins today of all these '97s. This is 14% in the bottle, without chaptalization. Should be long-lived.