Colour: dark violet, vivid and deep.
Aroma: it is attractive, fruity, and expressive, well blended with toasted notes from a year of barrel aging.
Palate: well-bodied, very ripe and smooth, revealing fresh blackberry and raspberry notes combined with classic oak notes. It has a pleasant and prolonged finish
Let's say a grape variety normally takes 120 days to ripen. In an especially hot year, it may ripen after only 110 days; in a cooler year, after 130 days. Viticulturists generally do want a long growing seasons. Long ripening allows components in the grape other that sugar - tannins, for example - ...