Inky dark and saturated, with scads of glycerine, a serious young wine. Erupts with cascades of white pepper, violets, cassis, plum pudding, rum, molasses, sweet kid leather, root beer and more. In the mouth, the primary fruit is black cherries and kirsch, while the new oak and glycerine makes for a rich, honeyed, almost unguent mouthfeel. Decant if you open it now; should gain additional complexities in the next eight years. Editors' Choice.