(2010) This wine is a Carmenère-dominated blend also featuring Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, aged for a year in new French oak. The wine shrugs off that oak with east aromatically, displaying a tight, muscular blue-black fruit density and just cedar and spices in the background, a little hint of black pepper. On the palate this has very firm fruit and great focus. The tannins are tight and sinewy, the acidity is good, and the depth of the black fruit fills the mid-palate. On the finish more spice, and a rounding out of glossy, plum and chocolate weight. Modern, plush and some would say a little too showy, but really very delicious and structured too.