ITEM 8297805 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery
...certainly going to turn out to be one of the great ones... gorgeous nose of blueberry & blackberry liqueur, pen ink, graphite, new saddle leather... fabulous concentration, a full-bodied, multi-layered mouthfeel, and tremendous finish...
The mighty Insignia shows a vibrancy of purpose & craft in this, its 40th vintage... a higher calling of perfumed violet, dark plum & berry along with graphite & an edginess of dried herb... a near-perfect effort from a blockbuster vintage.
...magnificent ...refined & polished to the core, but with all of the power of the vintage, simply has it all. Crème de cassis, lavender, plum and exotic spices infuse this deeply expressive edition... remarkably silky for such a big wine.
Extravagant aromas of crushed blackberries, mint, eucalyptus and flint. Full body, round and velvety textured. Rich and flavorful finish. Lusciousness with form. Reserved palate.
Rich and full-bodied, but exhibiting the lift of a brighter red. The dark berry flavors give this an elegant mouthfeel and ease the tannic strength.