Visual aspects: Brilliant, garnet red, good intensity, with slight garnet/orange highlights.
Olfactory aspects: Ethereal, intense and persistent, with scents of violet, cherry, spices (cinnamon, cloves), vanilla and leather.
Taste aspects: Dry, warm, with generous body, robust and suitably tannic but not too austere, smooth, balanced, with an intense and persistent finish characterised by sensations reminiscent of the bouquet.
Wine Spectator 91 points - This rich red exhibits a textural density, which offsets its cherry and plum flavors. A bit burly now, but showing plenty of fruit and a bright juicy character. Fine cooked-fruit finish. Best from 2014 through 2030. 458 cases made.-BS
(Nov 30 2011)