As soon as you open it, the nose explodes with dark fruits, sweet spices, nutmeg, wild blackberry and dark cherry. The still-youthful, frisky palate brings a frank and virile attack. Its powerful and effusive tannins give the wine all its character. Its maturation in French oak barrels has focussed its strength and calmed its temperament... but a bit of patience is still needed to fully enjoy its qualities! It'll be the Belle of the ball! In our opinion, this is one of the finest vintages of the past ten years.