There is a wonderful mix of aromatics which represent the special nuances of each of the varieties without being dominating or overwhelming. Cabernet Sauvignon is herbal and peppery, as in dry chili; Cabernet Franc shows its beautiful raspberry character; Merlot is there with a hint of mint and, finally, Petite Verdot shows a very subtle violet aroma. Again, none dominate but rather synergistically build to a very pretty and complex fruitiness. Even though the wine was aged in 75% new Bordeaux barrels, oak is only a background aroma placed nicely behind the more obvious grape fruitiness.
The flavors echo the aromatics. The body is quite full with a very long and far-reaching aftertaste with ample phenolic structure that bodes well for a long lived wine.