Complex savoury brown spice, truffle and black pepper on the nose with complimentary fruits of dark blackberry, plums, and ripe cherries with a lifted violet note. This is a very powerful wine with typical earthiness and chewy, fleshy texture. The finish is persistent with fine tannins and a fabulous balanced acidity. There is some musky perfume and smoky new oak as well. Classically structured, this wine offers lovely drinking now but will improve over the next 5 to 10 years. It should then mature slowly for many years hence.