Almost inky black, one whiff tells you this is a hugely extracted wine. It's chock full of blackberry and cassis, plum, white chocolate, anise and smoky aromas and flavors. In the mouth, it's a big, tannic wine with soft acids, concentrated blackberry flavors and lots of flashy oak. Very high class, but tannic. Age for a few years. Editors' Choice. —S.H.