ITEM 8363614 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail
...bright and energetic... Red cherry fruit, mint, spice, wild flowers and mocha are all on display...quite rich and textured, but it also has terrific freshness to balance things out...classy, beautifully persistent and brimming with character.
Vibrant and fruity nose of blackberries, currants, cherries, violets, licorice and pine needles. Full-bodied with firm, broad tannins. Plenty of concentration and ripe dark fruit with a floral undertone.
...rich, perfumed wine, this has ripe black-fruit and vanilla flavors. Dense tannins from both from the wood and the fruit add spice and smokiness to this full wine.
...flashy, upfront notes of preserved plums, stewed black cherries and blackberry pie, plus hints of eucalyptus, wild sage, lavender and cloves. The full-bodied palate is seductively fruity with a sturdy frame of chewy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with a spicy kick.
...medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated...notable chalky minerality, loads of sumptuous blackberry fruits, notes of chocolate and leafy herbs, firm, present, yet ripe tannins, and a great finish.
...notions of crème de cassis, lead pencil shavings, melon, crushed stone, tobacco, and violets. Full-bodied, concentrated, and massive on the palate, yet also incredibly well delineated and precise...wonderful mix of seemingly ripe, sunny fruit...
...scents of blackcurrant pastilles, wild blueberries and redcurrant jelly, giving way to notions of crushed rocks, lavender, Indian spices, unsmoked cigars and black truffles, plus a provocative waft of rose oil...full-bodied palate...rock-solid frame of firm, ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing very long and wonderfully minerally.
An elegant, complex nose of blackberries, blueberries and herbal and spice notes with dark-chocolate and earthy undertones. Violets, flowers and graphite, too. It’s full-bodied with firm, layered tannins and a crushed-stone undertone throughout the fresh, velvety and layered palate. Very complex, muscular and formed. The finish is endless.
Layered with dry tannins and concentrated texture, this major wine offers an impressive structure and promises considerable aging. Black-currant fruits are still tied to the tannins. The wine exudes richness and a classic profile.
...notes of cassis, plum reduction and blackberry puree along with hints of charcoal, warm cast iron and sweet bay leaf. A violet note chimes on the seriously long finish, adding a tantalizing treble note.
...violets and (less so) lavender scents that complement the multilayered black fruit...palate is beautifully balanced with silky-smooth tannins that frame the plush, quite heady mixture of red and black fruit.
...rich and ripe and expansive on the palate. Lovely balance and restraint. Really builds towards the end. Very fine tannins.
Packed blackberry fruits, laced with acidity, are just starting out on a long journey along with the tannins. The wine's elegance is beautifully preserved within the structure.
...notes of blackcurrants, crushed stone, scorched earth, lead pencil shavings, and tobacco leaf...full-bodied, concentrated, and powerful on the palate, with masses of tannins, beautiful mid-palate density, and a great finish.
...scents of baked plums, ripe blackcurrants and wild blueberries, followed by hints of cedar chest, pencil lead, bouquet garni and charcuterie, plus a waft of lilacs. The medium-bodied palate is beautifully crafted with its seamless freshness and firm, grainy tannins supporting the compelling, finely knit black fruits and savory nuances, finishing on a lingering fragrant-earth note.
A heady concoction of inky dark fruit, graphite, new leather, licorice, lavender, spice and grilled herbs...rich and expansive yet retains a super-classic vertical feel. Plush, silky tannins add to its immeasurable pedigree.
Aromas of blackberry, dried blueberry, gravel, mocha and cigar box. Light fresh-herb undertone. It’s full-bodied with firm, ultra fine tannins and fresh acidity. Focused and minerally with a long finish. Great length.
Complex fruit on the nose, both ripe cassis but also more floral and lifted fruit and a hint of white pepper. The structure and depth of Cabernet Sauvignon drives the palate with fresh black fruits and bold but ripe tannins.
Offers a deep well of dark currant, blackberry paste and plum preserves fruit that needs time to unwind fully, as it’s shrouded in warm earth, tobacco, singed cedar, sweet bay leaf and savory notes.
...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.