Tightly packed aromas on the nose of coffee, blackberry, and anise
Full bodied and firmly textured on the palate
Intense, tannic finish with long layers of dark fruit
This wine is incredibly intense and tightly packed. The dark fruit flavors are accompanied by other layers that are slow to open with air and decanting. If you have some of this wine stashed away, keep it there. I'd recommend opening one up in another five years to see how it's doing.
There's no denying this wine is well made and built for the long run. Just don't order it at a restaurant and expect an open-textured and ripe Cabernet. The retail price is $45. Raise a glass!