This ambitious effort at a Pomerol-style wine is made mainly from Merlot. It's well-oaked, with 82% new wood, and was bottled unfined and unfiltered. There's a good wine here, but tasted in June, 2009, it's not showing well. It's all primary blackberries and cherries, with unintegrated sweet charry staves and fierce tannins. Seems likely to evolve over the next 6–8 years.