With a color saturation of purple ruby, this wine feels difficult to resist. First impressions on the nose reveal roasted herbs, grilled meat juices, juniper berry, black cherries and chocolate liqueur. Secondary aromas of terroir evolve out of this wine, such as wet clay, crushed rock, lavendar and mineral. On the palate, the wine has a supple entry with layers of lusciously textured tannin. A fresh natural acidity brings just the right amount of structure to the palate. The finish is vibrant and long. Drink 2011 through 2040. Service: Decant 2 to 3 hours ahead of time at a temperature of 55 to 65F.
Wine AdvocateRating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 12/07.