This is a powerful wine which in 2012 still has the ability to age for at least another 2-3 years. It has a strong rich flavour of blackberries, plum and blueberries all mixed together with a slight hint of tobacco. Perfect for strong dishes like beef or game. Not really for drinking without food. A slightly tanic finish which will diminish with more aging.
Toast, faint white flower nose (not fruity at all). Dark purple color (color is somwhat misleading suggesting wine is still quite young and powerful). Structured tannin.;Good acidity, but the finish is weak. It is good wine but not great wine. Drink now (Jan, 14 2010)