By: Chiara Shannon | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/4/2012 | Send Email
Here's one for the cellar. An intense nose of rich dark fruits with sweet tobacco smoke, graphite, and bakers chocolate accents leads to a concentrated, complex palate layered with flavors of rich, dark fruits, savory herbs, and Asian spice. The toasted hazelnut, spicy vanilla, and nutty caramel calling cards of new French oak are present but superbly integrated, and will continue to fold in with time. Solid tannins and acidity balance everything out, for a wine of exceptional beauty built to go the long haul in the cellar.