($90; as with the cabernet franc, this says 15.7% alcohol on the label) Bright ruby-red. More primary and black on the nose than the cabernet franc, showing blueberry, licorice and violet aromas. Juicy and gripping in the mouth, with good floral lift to the flavors of crushed blueberry and blackberry; just this side of liqueur-like. Still rather tight and brooding, with a medicinal austerity today. The broad, building tannins really saturate the mouth. This will need time.