Bright ruby-red. Sauvage, highly expressive aromas of dark berries, coffee, licorice, game and pungent dried herbs. Densely packed and sweet, with terrific complexity, precision and intensity to the soil-driven fruit, game and mineral flavors. Juicy today and supple rather than fleshy, but the wine's suave tannins and superb persistence suggest it will ultimately merit a higher score. Finishing notes of violet and licorice.