Youthful, vibrant purple color in the glass
Big nose of ripe berries and some spices
Richly textured and full of fruit on the palate
Long finish, moderately tannic and youthful, showing berries and dark chocolate
This wine is terrific! The four extra years of bottle age is hardly noticeable. It tastes youthful and full of fruit. With rich texture and a very supple mouth-feel, this wine is a real treat.
I bought the wine four years ago and have had it properly cellared since then. It cost $50 at the time, which isn't bad for an absolutely top-quality Merlot. Raise a glass!