89-91 Big, bold, tannic wine, the dry core of tannins leavened by the black currant juice acidity. There is some extraction and a strong wood element, although the wine does profit from its freshness.
89–91. Barrel sample. This is a perfumed wine with new-wood aromas that lend a strongly woody character. The wood buries much of the fruit at the moment, resulting in a hard and dry aftertaste.
Still young, with its dry tannins, this is a wine that has developed depth and concentration over the last 3-4 years. It has power, the berry fruits driving through the structure to give a layered, attractive, serious finish.