(From 2010 Vintage) This wine shows deep dense plum color with great density. The nose opens with anise and spice before moving into rich layers of blackberry and cherry compote. All that great concentrated fruit is beautifully complemented with barrel tones of vanilla and clove. It is quite youthful and lively on the palate with a good firm acid core - great for food pairing - and abundant velvety tannin. Complex layers of black fruits through the mid palate, with good barrel spice underlayment throughout, are nicely complemented by bright red fruit on the finish.
Thick full bodied with heavy blackberry. I'd rate it higher than the 89 it's been getting.
Strong tannins mellowed with decanting loads of fruit cherry plum tobacco light mint
the best. peaked 20 mins into it, became a silky chocolate :))
smooth, full bodied, drinkable and easy to finish.
good with all, really good with chicken
pretty good had w/ rlb at Ray's SS
with ken august 2010