Fresh, floral and not overbearing on the nose, this has red berry and cassis aromas, with no interference from oak or too much extraction. It feels pure and elegant, with wild berry and cherry flavors that end on a ripe, slightly sweet-tasting finish. Good for near-term drinking.
Young and round on the nose, with black cherry, blackberry and dry spice aromas. Gets deeper and more exotic as it breathes, with ripe, full tannins and nice flavors of sweet berry fruit, black cherry, vanilla, fig and chocolate. Meaty and round on the finish; drink now through 2014.