Deep, dense red ruby color. Complex and attractive nose of blackberries and cherries. Notes of black chocolate, black pepper and toast. This wine has a full palate with explosive richness, fleshy cassis and black cherry fruit, and nicely, integrated oak. Smooth tannins give this vintage of Cuvee Alexandre Merlot a solid and well-structured frame, finishing with character. The wine can be enjoyed now, but will gain in complexity and harmony with appropriate cellaring.