(2009 Vintage) Medium-deep cherry red with garnet highlights and dense, persistent legs. Attractive, highly intense aromas: notes of red fruits, raspberries and flowers. Aeration reveals cedar, spicy and smoky notes, anise and red pepper, evoking its time in the cask, plus the slight sweetness of candied fruit and mineral notes. Unctuous and full-bodied. Mature tannins are immediately apparent on the palate and linger in the mouth. Balanced acidity. Long, pleasant finish with hints of cherry sweets.
Wine AdvocateRating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 141 on Jun-02