"Bright violet to the edge. Beautiful aromas of crushed blackberries, light lacing of new wood cedar. Rich, powerful, but perfectly restrained on the attack, with a mouth-filling core of purist cassis. Excellent persistence and balance. Drinking beautifully right out of the gate (like most of the top '09s), but if you can get yourself to lay a few bottles down, the patience will pay dividends. Drink now-2016."