Tastes young and drily tannic now, with an enormous core of blackberries and black cherries. A complex wine to take note of. If you drink it now, decant. Otherwise, give it 3–4 years to do its thing.
There’s a wildness to this wine, with spicy, Provençal herbs and briary tannins that frame the blackberry, currant, licorice, balsam and cedar flavors. It’s tightly wound and dense now, not showing much elegance. But it’s interesting and different and could well be an ager. Try after 2011.