(From 2009 Vintage) Opaque ruby. Ripe cherry, dark berries and oak spice on the highly perfumed nose. Fleshy and sweet, offering intense blackberry and cherry-cola flavors that put on weight and become spicier with air. Finishes smooth and expansive, with a smoky nuance and youthfully chewy tannins. This powerful yet lithe wine boasts excellent focus and dark fruit intensity
(From 2008 Vintage) COLOR: Dark cherry color with violet reflections. Clean and bright wine with a high robe. Dense and very slow-falling tears. NOSE: Clean and very intense nasal aromas which show a good balance between the intense notes of ripe red and black fruit and the nice toasted notes, which progressively turn into roasted aromas. Abundant spicy nuances (vanilla, nutmeg, pepper) are noticed along with some good notes of tobacco and leather and a subtle mineral hint. FLAVOR: Powerful and embracing attack. It shows a good load of fruit notes, well integrated notes of wood and some spicy hints. Its mid palate is tasty, fleshy and expressive. Sweet, polished and unctuous tannins and a good acidity. Great structure. Long and persistent finish.
Wine AdvocateRating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07
Wine SpectatorRating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/06