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International Wine Cellar Review Rated 90 (includes 10% merlot, 3% petit verdot and 1% cabernet franc): Glass-staining ruby. Aromas of cherry compote, boysenberry and pipe tobacco, with subtle smoke and cracked pepper accents. Lush and creamy in texture, offering hefty dark fruit flavors that are sharpened by a spicy nuance. Finishes smooth and long, with soft tannins adding gentle grip. This wine drinks very well now after a brief decanting.
Wine Tasting Notes The nose is full of blackcurrant and blueberry characters with a lovely mint leaf lift and a spicy undertone. The characters are ripe, yet remain balanced with touches of florals adding elegance. Dark plum and red fruits are added to the mix before a savory mid palate emerges with earthy characters, hints of coffee, black olive and more spice framed well by fine gravelly tannins and just a hint of oak. Considering the challenging vintage conditions, the generous fruit flavor is surprisingly well balanced by earth notes, flowers and leafy lift along with good tannin structure.