ITEM 8245046 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail
In addition to the wealth of raspberry and red currant flavors and the wonderfully sweet new oak, it is extremely well balanced...tannins are luxurious, the acid crisp and fine, the complexity a delight and the finish dry and long. This full-bodied selection offers refinement and intellectual appeal.
...gorgeous...meaty and layered, with copious sweet red and black fruits, pepper, bacon fat, underbrush, and wild flower-like qualities all showing on the nose. Seamless, pure, and incredibly polished on the palate, with an elegant texture, solid concentration, bright acidity, and no hard edges...has brilliant fruit that gushes through on the palate.
An intense red, with pure, rich dark berry, spice, espresso and cedar flavors that are complex, ending with firm tannins and notes of crushed rock. Gains depth and dimension even as the tannins close in.
Dark berries, cherry, licorice and woodsmoke on the nose, with complicating notes of allspice and flowers. Smooth, rich and silky in texture, offering sweet red and dark berry preserve flavors and a hint of candied violet. Finishes with very good sweetness, soft tannins and lingering spice and smoke qualities.