"Medium garnet-purple colored, the nose is of warm berries, black cherry compote and dried Provence herb aromas with hints of cumin seed, cardamom and violets. Full, opulent and seductive on the palate, it is superbly structured with a nice acid backbone and a medium to firm level of very finely grained tannins, finishing long and spicy. Delicious now, it should develop beautifully to 2020+." -Robert Parker
"This is weighty in feel but subtle in profile, with crushed plum, steeped anise and smoldering black tea notes laced with a whiff of singed sandalwood. Twinge of plum skin takes over on the finish."