(From 2006 Vintage) The 2006 vintage blends in small amounts of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, whch give the wine added complexity aromatically and structurally. The bouquet spills out of the glass with licorice, briar fruit and vanilla aromas, with subtler tones of honey, roasted nuts and cocoa powder. Full-throttle briar fruit on the palate is complemented by flavors of cinnamon and toast, dried currants and cherries, with cedary spice on the finish.
Opens with rich scents of black fruit and cedar. This wine is fruit-forward with intense cassis, plum and blackberry flavors, it's balanced with notes of tobacco, spice, and a solid structure for length on the palate, finishing with a touch of dark chocolate. 20 months in 30% new and 70% once and twice-filled French oak barrels.