Vinous 88 points - (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc): Bright red-ruby color. Cassis, tobacco leaf and peppery herbs on the claret-like nose. Smoky Old World flavors of redcurrant, plum, mocha, tobacco and peppery herbs show a seamless texture. The finely tannic finish is distinctly herbaceous but smooth and fine-grained. A traditionally styled Bordeaux blend that some may find too green.