($45) Medium red. Smoky red- and blackcurrant aromas are complicated by cigar box, tobacco, licorice and musky underbrush. A chewy midweight with alluring cherry and dark berry flavors underscored by smoky herb notes. Fleshes out on the finish, picking up subtle vanilla and plum qualities that carry through the finish. I'd opt for giving this a few more years in the bottle. (Moet Hennessy USA, New York, NY)
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: July/August 2007
Wine Spectator | Rating: 81
Earthy style has gritty tannins around a modest core of red pepper and herb flavors.