Nice from the get-go. Blueberry and cassis carry the nose, which offers a slight blast of pencil lead and mineral. Complete and largely harmonious on the palate, with soft oak and chunky, ripe fruit. On the mark now and it should shape up even more with additional bottle age. Imported by Grapes of Spain.
Fairly heavy on the nose, with aromas of tire rubber and blackberry. The palate is full, with black fruit, mineral and ample depth. Finishes with chocolate, heat and spice. Pretty serious and pretty good, with ripeness and balance.
Leathery and rubbery at first, with aromatic accents of celery seed, barnyard and melted tar. The palate is lighter than the nose, with herbal plum flavors and a lean, strained body. Thin and fresh, but nothing special.