Intense purple ruby core with purple rim. The nose displays the ripe strawberry and blackcurrant fruitiness and notes of rock rose and eucalyptus. The palate opens with a surge of rich berry flavor and is supported by a dense mesh of close-knit tannins. Although the wine displays some of the plump character of prior vintages, the accent here is on symmetry and finesse. Exuberant fruit and heady herbal aromas are carefully modulated and the wine is classical in its proportions.