(From 2010 Vintage) Saturated ruby. Pungent aromas of cassis, blackberry, licorice and violet pastille. Sweet, pliant and generous, with just enough acidity to give life and shape to the black fruit and bitter chocolate flavors. Finishes long and flavorful, with substantial chewy, ripe tannins and lingering notes of chocolate and minerals.
(From 2009 Vintage) Rich yet cut, with complex layers of cassis, blackberry and fig paste leading to notes of tobacco and wild herb that linger on the minerally finish.
Robert Parker(From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2012