(From 2006 Vintage) Dark cherries, blueberries, and a hint of dirt makes my initial portion of this review a little more descriptive. Classic! This wine is big, bold and ripe, with very aggressive, firm tannins that have silky fruit to them, which cascades off the palate.
The color is brilliant and concentrated purple. A very intense aroma penetrates the senses, toasty and smoky along with explosive notes of red fruit and aromatic herbs, thyme in particular. Tannins are concentrated and sweet, but without the slightest sign of toughness or hardness. A long finish accentuates the experience.