(From 2010 Vintage) Forward, aromatically expressive and bright, the CB shows black stone fruits, raspberries and violets with licorice and earthy notes. In the mouth, it has long, grippy and ripe tannins that will require patience - these tannins are still tight and rough but give the wine potential longevity. Excellent structure and freshness underlie the concentrated ripe fruit. The mineral, licorice and tar notes are exceptional. The wine finishes with long, dry tannins and great length.
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