Red wine with a medium dense ruby-red core, it has some more evolution on the rim; quite viscous with clearly marked legs. Intense nose with some evolution and complexity here; I get a lot of spiciness here, dry spices, with some notes of walnut, leather, sweet plum, tobacco; quite complex. The palate is really bold and opulent, and I think it’s nicely balanced in this style, without any hint of sweetness. It has a very broad and lush structure with plenty of extract, but I think those tannins are really fine, well-integrated, they add freshness and length to this like cocoa powder. Sweet red and dark fruit. I think the oak is very well-treated and integrated as well. Really broad, with a very good length. It really keeps lingering, with that fine spiciness and sweet fruit going on in the finish. Certainly a wine of very good pedigree, something we can comfortably put back in the cellar for 10-15 years, but I find this very drinkable rightnow. It’s lush, it’s bold, it has plenty of tannin, but it’s all well in balance now; and with a nice meal, I would take great pleasure in drinking this.
Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.