Deep ruby/purple-colored with classic aromas of smoke, earth, black cherries, and creme de cassis, this elegant, layered 2001 possesses outstanding depth and richness as well as impeccable finesse, well-integrated wood, and a long, concentrated finish. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2016.
Glowing with health. Still very young but there seems to be quite a bit hidden in there. Lots of rather astringent tannins for the moment. Big and meaty and ambitious.
This wine has taken on considerable weight during its upbringing in cask. A deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by aromas of spicy tobacco, licorice, black currants, fruitcake, and minerals. Medium-bodied and elegant, it is a model of finesse allied to considerable flavor authority. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2015.