Saturated, bright ruby-red. Vibrant aromas of cassis, plum and minerals, plus a hint of hot stones. Then juicy but tight and imploded in the mouth, showing terrific concentration and grip to its flavors of black fruits, minerals and licorice. Very cabernet in its precision and cut. Finishes with a solid spine for two or three decades of positive evolution in bottle. I would not want to touch this until at least 2020.
Tasted blind. Deep crimson with opaque core. Ripe, rich, nose. Very ripe, and the sweetness of the fruit is not yet integrated with the acidity on the finish but the components are well matched. Very youthful tannins still and density is hiding the freshness. Long, sweet juicy finish. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035