Initially mineral and austere, but after a moment, the richer sweet berry fruits come through. The wine has spice from new wood as well as a solid core of dry tannins. The aftertaste reveals the dense texture, and the aging potential.
Dark in color—partly from the blend’s 20% Petit Verdot—this wood-aged wine is laden with an extracted toast flavor and tannins. It is very concentrated, with a flavor of black plum skin and berry-like acidity that contribute to its density.