2009 L'Aventure Optimus

50% Syrah, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Petit Verdot - Deep ruby-pomegranate in color, the wine exhibits aromas of blueberry, blackberry, and cassis, with underpinnings of graphite and tea leaf. Dense flavors of cola nut, blackberry, and currant are enveloped by tobacco and tea leaf. Cocoa and coffee are hiding above a long finish of vanilla and spice.