Extremely rich and sweet. Lacks a bit of really beautifully integrated freshness. Big and liqueur-like. Tough oak tannin on the end.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2025
Here there is slightly more wood in evidence but also noticeably more aromatic complexity to the exceptionally spicy nose of ripe plum, earth and slightly animale scents. This is really quite refined for the appellation as the mid-palate is pure silk which disguises somewhat the underlying muscularity of the big-bodied flavors that are blessed with both excellent concentration as well as plenty of palate coating dry extract. This is a powerful but balanced effort that offers outstanding length and is unapologetically built to age.