(from the Viking and HMR vineyards, the latter dating back to 1963) Bright ruby-red. Cassis, herbs, licorice and camphor on the nose, lifted by a floral nuance. Juicy, minty and firm, with dark berry flavors joined by licorice and herbs. Comes across as less thick than the Viking Estate Reserve, and more dominated today by its acid spine. But this too avoids coming off as excessively green. Finishes firmly tannic and youthfully tight.