Sunday, April 21, 2013 - Deep dark red core that is opaque. Bright reflections and medium-high concentration to this wine that also displays moderate viscosity.
Aromas, after 1 hour+ decant, are clean and moderately-plus intense. Youthful bouquet of plum, cassis, blackberry liquor, and dark berries are layered with aromas of ash, flowers, chocolate ganache, vanilla, spice and toasty oak notes that wraps everything up nicely.
The palate is full and luscious with good weight and silky texture. Flavors of blackberry, ripe black plum, and currant with a spice note and hints of graham cracker are well integrated with flavors of wood, vanilla and dark chocolate. The finish is moderate-plus in intensity and length lingering on toasted oak, vanilla and concentrated berry flavors. Tannins are moderate plus and very well integrated with the acidity and alcohol.