(From 2010 Vintage) Bright red-ruby. Slightly high-toned aromas of raspberry, cherry, licorice, tobacco, cinnamon and nutty oak. A touch of smoky reduction blows off to reveal sweet flavors of red berries, spices and red leaf tobacco. Finishes smoothly tannic and very long, with a sexy leafy quality brought by the franc component.
(From 2011 Vintage) The 2011 vintage shows the power of great terroir, with deep color, fragrant fruit, and broad-shouldered tannins. This wine will no doubt continue to gain complexity over the coming 15-20 years in bottle.