Quality tannin, and plenty of it, makes many a wine. Marius gets it, and with the Symphony, you most often cop the full philharmonic orchestra of tannin. Deep bows and rumbling timpani. Wonderful.
Red and black fruits, floral perfume of lavender and vanilla, dried herb, wet earth and spice, grilled meat on opening too. Full bodied, but not heavy, feels inwardly concentrated with layers of densely packed stony tannin pushing through chocolate, and herb-laced red and black fruits. All that fruit, yet no real sweetness to speak of. Superb length, silty tannin, pretty oak, and vibrant fruit. In short; a complete wine. - The Winefront