Cherry, strawberry, toasty ash on the nose. A little medicinal but still fresh. You can smell the youthful sappiness.
The fruit is much more subdued on the palate. Its all stone and tannin. This thing is really stoney. Long, long mineral finish. Solid acid and medium tannins. Nice and fresh. Not overly complex - this is more about mineral and freshness than complexity.
Great nose, classic Bordeaux - red fruit, plummy merlot fruit, tobacco, with an earthy edge. It's very aromatic which is the best part of the wine at the moment.
The nose carries through to the palate but it's pinched by some green flavors which I suspect is from slightly underripe Cabernet Sauvignon - this will resolve itself with a few more years age. There is also some tannin left to resolve. Great acidity.
This wine should start singing on its 18th birthday.