Purple-colored, it has an intense aromatic display of smoke, violets, mulberry, blueberry, and chocolate. This leads to a full-bodied, plush, wine with layers of ripe, spicy black fruits, excellent focus and delineation.
(From 2009 Vintage) "Rich and ripe, with a burnt edge to the spice and dried tomato flavors that remain strong against the blueberry and plum fruit. The tannins are well-meshed. Best from 2012 through 2018. Tasted twice, with consistent notes..91" WS 10/10
Robert Parker(From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/15/2012