(From 2012 Vintage) The wine is an opaque purple-black with a reddish-blue hue. A powerful fusion of layered rhubarb, dark berries and plums merge with aromas of cedar and tobacco. The palate reveals an underlying complexity of black olive, peat and anise. This wine bursts with dense stewed fruit with smooth and supple tannins leading to a long and harmonious finish.
(From 2005 Vintage) The wine matured for 36 months in French oak demi-muids, 600 liter barrels typically used in the Rhone Valley. Lifted aromas of pain grille, pencil lead, mineral, smoked meat, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. Flavors of espresso, dark chocolate, and sweet black berries are balanced by secondary characters of spice and cedar. Supple and ripe tannins on the complex and expansive finish.
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/25/2012