"Saturated deep ruby. Brooding, backward nose hints at deep black plum, cassis, graphite and nutty, spicy oak. Fat, sweet and superconcentrated, with an almost citric suggestion of acidity and chewy dry extract contributing to the impression of structure. Wonderfully bright for such a ripe wine, and explosively long on the aftertaste. Along with its considerably power, this promises to deliver great class in an almost Medoc-like way." - IWC
International Wine CellarBright ruby-red. Multidimensional nose offers blackberry, graphite, violet and dried herbs; boasts floral high tones the 2004 can't match. Wonderfully suave and silky, with superb depth and penetrating sweetness to its black fruit flavors. A step up in the finesse of its grain from the 2004 version. The compelling rising finish features huge but ripe, horizontal tannins that are supported by strength of fruit and superb persistence.