Concentrated and ripe, yet still muscular and rigid, this Bordeaux-style blend was made to age. On the palate, touches of earth, tobacco and balsamic vinegar lend a savory tone to lip-smacking black cherries and plums. Dense, deep tannins mark the finish, but should yield and meld with time. Hold till at least 2018. It should continue to reward cellaring for another decade.
Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010. A former attorney turned beverage devotee, she holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She is also an Advanced Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council with an enduring love for saké and shochu.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org