A Bordeaux blend, interesting and still very tight, with details of licorice, plum, cassis, Kahlua, bitter chocolate, and sweet cherry candy. Lovely though it is, the wine is a bit mute, and needs decanting. It's smooth and silky, just not very deep.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.