Dark red ruby core; crimson rim; thin meniscus. Pronounced aromas of crushed black fruit (think plums and blueberries), dark chocolate, and strong notes of oak. Tart black fruit, dried liquorice roots, vanilla on the palate. Smooth texture; tannic grip; medium plus acid and length. Not very expressive compared to the highly perfumed profile from their basic 2004 BdM that I tried almost a year ago. A decade too young. What a shame!