Dark garnet color. Vibrant, complex nose with scents of spice (nutmeg, black pepper), leather and rich
red fruit. In the mouth, full-bodied with concentrated flavors, good tannins, and abundant fruitiness.
Can easily be kept 10 years or more.
Wine Spectator 93 points - Offers the focused ripeness of the vintage, with a lightly steeped edge to the plum, red currant and raspberry fruit, while extra pastis, singed apple wood and red licorice notes fill in on the finish. Lovely perfumy spice notes drape over all of it, with cut and drive on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2025.—J.M. (Aug 14 2013)