Very dark colour, with deep core.
Nose is quite hot: plummy was well with some herbal hints.
Palate has quite a bit of sweet, forward dark fruit. Very pleasing and approachable. There are darker notes that come through on the back palate. The rich, sweet, plummy fruit is more-ish. Lacks somewhat in structure - it is very modern Bordeaux, but I like it.
Tasted 8/9/05 at Shorehead