Ethereal, intense and persistent, with scents of violet, cherry, spices (cinnamon, cloves), vanilla and leather.
Brilliant, garnet red with good intensity, with slight garnet/orange highlights.
Dry, warm, with generous body, robust and suitably tannic but not too austere, smooth, balanced, with an intense and persistent finish characterised by sensations reminiscent of the bouquet.
Red meat course, game and hard or matured cheese. Highly recommended with food enriched with truffles.
James Suckling: 92 points