Tasting Notes

(100% vendange entier; 50% new oak): Good medium red. Rich, slightly high-toned aromas of candied cherry, crushed rock, roasted herbs and orange zest. Large-scaled, voluminous wine with a lovely silky texture, but more brooding today than the "regular" Malconsorts, with medicinal blackberry and mineral flavors accented by saline and peppery nuances. Wonderfully sappy wine, but this is likely to require at least six to eight years of cellaring. Stephen Tanzer