(50% malbec, 20% cabernet sauvignon, and 10% each syrah, tannat and petit verdot): Bright, deep ruby-red. Plum and blackcurrant fruit aromas along with strong exotic oak notes of chocolate, mocha and coffee. Sweet, pliant, rich and deep, with black raspberry and blackberry fruit flavors carrying a full load of extroverted spicy oak. Distinctly sweeter than the 2011 malbec and cabernet bottlings, verging on decadent. But has plenty of energy to maintain its balance. Will offer early pleasure but shows the stuffing for mid-term aging.