A wine that shows its wood aging strongly at this young stage. However, there is plenty of ripe blackberry flavor to boost the fruity side of the wine. The core is dry, surrounded by ripe fruits and a touch of sweetness.
While there is a strong element of new wood in this wine, it also has plenty of ripe black fruits. So it makes a wine that is powerful, potentially complex in 4–5 years with richness and a solid, serious final character.
With much of the freshness of 2006 now evolved into more mature flavors, this balanced if somewhat stalky wine has fine perfumed black currant fruit flavors, with a firm core of tannins and wood aging.