I hate synthetic corks and dipped wax closures on wine, but I liked this wine even though it has both of those strikes against it. Sadly, this was my last bottle of the 2001. But because I don't trust wines corked with plastic corks, I'm drinking up my older B&H wines.
It's a blend of 40% Syrah, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Merlot. At age 12, it was a deep purple despite having thrown a substantial amount of sediment. (My recollection of earlier bottles is that they were monster fruit bombs.) Lots of pepper and prunes on both the nose and palate. Sadly, however, there was also something industrial and chemical on the finish, which didn't make the wine undrinkable but did detract. My grade would have been an A without it. The synthetic corks at work? This is why I'm drinking up the B&H wines from the plastic cork era.