($42; a blend of malbec, merlot and cabernets sauvignon and franc) Bright ruby-red. Aromatic nose combines cassis, leather, licorice and violet. Suave, moderately deep and dense flavors of peppery black fruits lead to a fine-grained but youthfully tough finish. The peppery element carries through to the aftertaste. This needs time.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: January/February 2009
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16
Dark chocolate, black cherry, cedar and mint. The concentration and length hints at its ageing potential, and the quality of flavours is self-evident despite the wine's immaturity. A keeper.ÿ (RH)