International Wine CellarSaturated ruby. Deep, pure, extremely primary aromas of blackberry, blueberry, licorice and camphor, along with a suggestion of exotic spices. Quite suave on entry, then huge, sweet and superconcentrated, coating every nook and cranny of the palate. With an almost medicinal austerity, this very young Hermitage is almost bitter-edged today. But its impressive fullness in the mouth and consistency of texture from start to finish go beyond anything produced by Jaboulet in recent years.