Bright and attractive at first glance, this wine brings a lot to the table. Upfront red fruit aromas of ripe plums and cassis are backed by savory overtones and hints of sage. The palate has a pleasant, velvety texture framed by the firm but supple grip of tannin. Hints of rose petal and cigar-box lead to a smoky finish. Full-bodied, with excellent structure, this is enjoyable now but promises to age gracefully.
There's a revelatory streak to this bottling, in that it shows how Cabernet Sauvignon can be presented in a very light yet very compelling manner. Elegant aromas of crumpled rose, carnation, dried strawberry and crushed rock lead into a delicate, restrained palate that remains tense while delivering a range of red fruit with dried oregano and marjoram.