A wine to cellar. With powerful tannins and near perfect balance. Saturated ruby-red in color. Complex, deep aromas of cassis, espresso, graphite and violet. Suave and savory, with enticing floral lift to the cassis and black cherry flavors. There is a chocolate richness here like the other 2008 Janzen Cabernets display but this wine is finer-grained and more perfumed. The energetic, mouthcoating, long finish features smooth tannins and a light touch for a wine with 15% alcohol. [+]