ITEM 7955543 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar
Black cherries, kirsch, licorice, and crushed rock notes all emerge from this ultra-fine, beautifully polished 2016 that does everything right.
...dark, plummy and rich but still vibrant and fresh. Full-bodied, velvety and intense, it boasts a super finish, again loaded with intriguing notes of licorice and spice.
Rock-solid, with a core of plum and raspberry paste flavors infused liberally with blood orange, singed sandalwood and dried anise notes...light chalky structure marries well with the fruit.
...expansive bouquet displays candied red fruit, potpourri and smoky mineral qualities, and a spicy nuance builds as the wine opens up. Palate-staining raspberry, cherry and floral pastille flavors show very good depth and clarity and no rough edges...very long, sappy finish framed by smooth, well-knit tannins.