ITEM 8050395 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release
Camphor, dark spice, wild herbs and woodland berry aromas shape the nose. On the focused palate, bright acidity and taut, refined tannins accompany crushed raspberry, juicy Marasca cherry and star anise. Mint and orange zest notes give depth to the finish.
Rose, cherry and licorice aromas and flavors are accented by leather, tobacco and spice...
A ripe but balanced and very impressive...intense strawberry essence, leather, dried red plums and pretty, lifted orange rind. Beautifully mouth-filling and complex in the palate, drawing together strands of ripe tannin and flavorful fruit. Powerful on the robust but well articulated finish.
...showing some carefully evolved notes and a subdued style. The wine feels well contoured and shaped with softened layers of bramble and wild berry. There is bright elegance and grace here.
...classy, polished wine... Sweet spice, tobacco, menthol, licorice and cloves add lovely shades of nuance. Dark in its expression...very nicely done.