Bright ruby-red. Expressive nose offers blueberry, blackberry, espresso, bitter chocolate and a whiff of meat, plus a minty nuance that emerges with air. Supple, dry and rich, with ripe, firm flavors of dark berries, licorice and menthol. Finishes with plenty of ripe tannins and good length and lift. A very good Bolaire for enjoying over the next seven or eight years.
- Stephen Tanzer (2012)