Immense amounts of blackberry, blueberry pie and rich chocolate dominate. Secondary elements of sweet char, caramel and wet earth is also apparent. This wine is round and plush with black currant, caramel and sweet chocolate on the complex palate. The tannins are fuller this year, providing a wonderful backbone to the wine which is complemented by the mountain acidity. The black currant continues on the long finish. This is an age worthy vintage, necessitating 15-16 years in the cellar or a big peppered steak in its youth (2030-2031).