Full bright ruby. Superripe aromas of blackberry, licorice, mint, menthol and musky tobacco, plus an exotic suggestion of white fruit; almost a porty suggestion here. Sweet, lush and silky, with a layered texture to the intense plum and chocolatey oak flavors. As seamless and creamy as this is, it also boasts a high pitch and a brisk quality. Finishes with suave, dusty tannins and a whiplash of fruit. Drink this now or over the next several years.
fruity but dark purple. a little high in sulfite, even after decanting. Joulet doesn't like it
rich, velvety tannins, long berry/spicy finish
nice and smooth, but nothing special
perfect from the first taste
The Park. August 2013
Wine SpectatorRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/2011