Dark ruby in color, with licorice, coffee bean, wild strawberry jam, garrigue, mint and black cherries on the nose. Full bodied, powerful and concentrated with soft, potent ripe and almost, overripe black cherries in the mouth. This is not a subtle wine. The tannins are polished giving the wine a nice roundness to the texture. With 2 hours of decanting, this was drinking quite well.
Thick, rich, dense and packed with layers of ripe, earthy, dark berries, tannin, iron and spice, the wine offers intensity, purity and plush textures, Still young, this has not moved much since it was first bottled. This is hedonistic expression of Hermitage.