ITEM 8249048 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar
Aromatically intense and deep on the palate...utterly captivating from the very first taste. Dark fruit, chocolate, licorice, dried flowers, leather and menthol infuse the 2016 with remarkable complexity...incredibly harmonious...
Aromas of blackcurrants, black tea, iodine, some plums and mushrooms, following through to a medium to full body...polished tannins and a long, long finish. It builds on the palate.
...a terrific sense of elegance paired with richness. Lots of crème de cassis, crushed violets, vanilla, tobacco leaf, and cedar notes flow to a medium to full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, layered Cabernet Sauvignon that has terrific purity, building tannins, and a great finish.
Reveals a singed cedar frame around a core of gently steeped plum and blackberry fruit, with notes of violet, bay leaf and charcoal filling in on the finish. Structured and toothy...the fruit is very vibrant.
Focused, pure nose of cassis here. Flecks of sweet and savoury spices add complexity, but this is driven by black fruit. The palate is muscular and rich in structure... Vibrant and yet ripe, this finds the perfect balance between sweetness and tension. Excellent.