INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR – 90-92 pts – #155 – MAR/APR 2011

Bright ruby-red. Pungent, expressive aromas of black raspberry, licorice, spices, nori and tobacco. Round and velvety, supported by a firm tannic spine that helps to shape the hefty dark berry and spice flavors. A late note of bitter cherry carries through a long, spicy and penetrating finish. I like this wine’s blend of density and energy.