Vinous 91 - Bright violet. Deep, expansive dark berry, cherry compote and woodsmoke scents are complemented by peppery spice and vanilla qualities. Juicy acidity lifts and brightens concentrated cassis and bitter cherry flavors that are sweetened by a late suggestion of mocha. Shows good depth as well as energy, finishing smoky and quite long, with supple tannins and lingering dark berry character.
Garnet-purple with a violet rim. The aroma shows complex and powerful, ripe fruit notes, spices, cocoa, blackberry, plum, vanilla notes, and toasted notes from new oak. In the mouth, the wine is smooth and gentle with mature tannins, sweetness, and a round, polished, long finish.