Deep ruby in color. Aromas of black fruit with notes of chocolate, red floral, and a hint of smoke. Red and black fruit flavors are accented by juicy acidity, a velvety texture, and rounded tannins. The finish is long, with notes of spice and mineral that make you want more.
"The wine shows very good ripeness but without any excess. It has
incipient complexity, still young and undeveloped but with very good
balance between power and elegance, with fine-grained tannins and
integrated acidity. This has to be one of the best recent vintages of
this popular bottling." 92 points Luis Gutierrez The Wine Advocate.
"Complex nose with ripe black cherries, deeply integrated cedary oak,
baking spices, dried flowers, leather, fresh tobacco and earthy notes.
This is silky and mellow with long, laid-back tannins that deliver ripe
dark plum flavors into a spicy and earthy finish. Drink or hold." 94 points James Suckling