Immediately impressive, with an ultraripe nose of blackcurrants, nuts and blueberries. The flavors follow suit, giving the palate a dense black plum and cocoa coating. Fat and plush, with very broad, well-structured tannins, this is tempting now, and should be even better in three to five years. Cellar Selection.
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