(From 2011 Vintage) The entry is very round and concentrated with a smooth intensity. The middle palate is full and seamless. Black cherry and cassis flavors come through first showing nice clarity. The evolution continues for several seconds and a long residence time is fully rewarding. The tannins are abundant yet fine-grained, strong yet supple and supported by full fruit flavors. This is an elegant yet powerful wine showing great balance and aging potential.