Slightly more accessible yet very compelling is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, which has an inky purple color and a sweet nose of creme de cassis intermixed with espresso roast, charcoal, crushed rock, and mountain floor. The wine has terrific intensity, velvety tannins, massive concentration, and an awesome finish of close to 50 seconds. This wine is another 20-year effort, but it will probably be more charming in its youth than the 2006 due to its exceptional fruit notes, integrity, and intensity.
Highly aromatic nose offers blackberry, cassis and licorice. Sweet and perfumed in the mouth, with a strong violet quality lifting the tight black fruit flavors. Densely packed and energetic wine that's currently dominated by its acid/tannin spine and will require time to express itself. And hiding its flesh today there's something serious and Medoc-like about this very structured wine, which should evolve slowly. Finishes with substantial but fine-grained tannins and terrific persistence.