A tight nose of dark fruits and black cherries with graphite and cedar box, hints of vanilla and dark chocolate emerges from the glass. On the palate, vanilla, chocolate and cassis combine with layers of fruit, acid and ripe tannins. It has a full-bodied mouthfeel and this wine will need 3-4 more years to reach its maturity plateau. Though the velvety tannins are still quite tight, this is a ripe and balanced Le Vigne. It has a good finish, with very fine and linear tannins, good length and balance.