(From 2009 Vintage) Classically built, with a compact and fine-tuned frame giving way to rich cassis, black cherry reduction, fig paste, spice box and licorice notes woven with fine tannins, juicy acidity and a firm, minerally spine.
Deep red tinged with violet. The nose is filled with mineral notes, mesquite, nutmeg and profound aromas of black fruits, forest blackberries, and licorice root. The attack is deep and well sculpted while the evolution reveals tremendous balance. Bitter chocolate and licorice root fill the mouth, and a return of cassis, cherries and peach pips dominate the final. The vintage 2002 is remarkably dense and unctuous.