Characteristics: ruby red colour tending towards garnetwith age; the bouquet is wide, ethereal, composite with fragrances of violets, undergrowth and vanilla; it is dry in the mouth, warm and velvety, revealing a rich substance and excellent character.
Wine Spectator 92 points - Sanguine, iron and loam aromas lead off, followed by cherry, balsamic and herb flavors. Rich and chewy in texture, with sweet fruit and a lingering finish. Drink now through 2023.—B.S. (Jun 13 2012)