- Dry, allow extra time to open. Cherry notes without sweetness. Good to age.
- Dark core, with slight pink at the rim. Wonderful nose, sharp scents of blackberry, violet, cigar box, licorice, caramelized cherry, hint of barnyard and crushed stone. Very floral, nice. Close to full bodied, long legs. Creamy, yet tight, tobacco, red cherry, but with a bit of heat and bitterness near the end. Tannins seem to be less than expected of a 2006, round and quite fine, but dry. At a good place right now. With good level of aromas and complexity.
- Light ruby red, medium bodied. Classic nose of cigar box, leather, dried fruit, licorice. Taste of cherry, tobacco leaf, earthy forest floor, anise. Finish of plum, herb and tobacco. Short to medium finish.
- Complete disappointment! Salad dressing. It's a real shame.