ITEM 8228268 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar
...nose of crème de cassis, stewed plums, wild blueberries and chocolate-covered cherries, followed by nuances of Sichuan pepper, star anise, tree and clove oil, plus a waft of charcoal...full-bodied palate is densely packed with taut, muscular black fruits and earthy layers, framed by super firm, ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and wonderfully earthy.
The richness and beauty of this wine is impressive with blackcurrant, cherry, berry and fresh cloves...fruit is so pure... Full-bodied with tannins that are so integrated and refined... Very creamy and layered with great length and beauty...turns to tar and licorice at the finish.
...flawless balance... Thrilling crème de cassis fruit, notes of lead pencil, damp earth, cedarwood, violets, and acacia flowers, full-bodied richness, masses of ultra-fine tannins, and a great, great finish...
...gorgeous and disarmingly pure bouquet...iodine scents infusing the lush blackberry and boysenberry scents...palate is fresh and crisp on the entry, delivering silky-smooth tannins, perfect acidity and a sense of harmony than is very persuasive...gently fans out toward the finish while retaining superb precision...
Rich and dense, this wine is happily poised between ripe fruits and a deceptively powerful structure. Smoky flavors from wood aging combine with solid black fruits that strain but never overstep an impressive balance.
...black fruit with just a hint of charry oak. Smells sweet and ripe but pure and fresh-fruited too... Deep, chewy and rich on the palate, firm velvet texture, incredibly moreish and so fresh... Leaves your mouth clean with dark, savoury, rocky length...dry clean-tasting tannins on the finish.