ITEM 8290634 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar
...gives up a pretty, elegant, supple texture as well as a beautiful perfume of sweet strawberries, red and black currants, bouquet garni, tobacco, dried flowers and beautiful minerality.
This sports some dark fig and boysenberry confiture fruit, laced with a mulling spice hint. Waves of tobacco start to fill in on the back end before the fruit reemerges with a purer edge.
...has a well-defined, traditional blackberry, raspberry and wild hedgerow scented bouquet, the oak discrete and simpatico with the fruit. The palate is clean and pure with fine tannin.
The palate is medium-bodied with a succulent entry, brown spices and leather fusing with the red berries that segue into an atypically structured and classically styled finish that shows good length.
Interesting tea-leaf nose with real depth and punch. Concentrated but not uncomfortably sweet – though pretty alcoholic! Satisfying.