ITEM 8096326 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor
A beautiful cascade of blue and darker fruit precedes generous, enticing notes of saffron, dried orange rind, cumin, roasted thyme and nutmeg. Balanced and tightly framed on the medium-to full-bodied palate with mouthwatering fruit and crunchy acidity, coloring an ornately woven structure of silky tannins. Very long and velvety on the finish. Everything is where it should be.
...bouquet offers sensations of dried cherry skin or plum with sweet spice and moist potting soil.
Featuring black cherry, black currant and dark plum flavors...intense and broad-shouldered. Big tannins line the finish, yet this remains fresh, finding equilibrium in an oversized way.
Aromas of underbrush, new leather, camphor and tobacco leaf lead the way along with a whiff of ripe plum. The rounded full-bodied palate evokes dried cherry, crushed mint, vanilla and a hint of coffee bean alongside taut fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity.
Ripe and solid fruit with soft zesty acidity and ripe chewy tannins...showing fantastic balance. Very long and elegant, with medium-bodied palate weight and wonderfully transparent.