ITEM 8466452 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail
Powerful notes of herbes de Provence, candied orange, violets, peppery spice, and both blue and black fruits dominate the bouquet... This full-bodied, deep, opulent 2018 has incredible purity of fruit, a seamless texture that's to die for, ultra-fine tannins, and a blockbuster of a finish.
It explodes with layers of baked black and blue berries, coffee beans, aniseed and loads of floral aromas... The medium-bodied palate offers fine, silty tannins and well-integrated freshness, with concentrated dark fruit flavors that gain amplitude in the mouth, singing on the very long finish.
Powerful, intensely perfumed black raspberry, cassis, cherry liqueur, incense and licorice aromas pick up hints of violet oil and vanilla with air. Sweet, penetrating and focused on the palate, offering deeply concentrated red and dark berry liqueur, floral pastille, licorice and succulent herb flavors that show superb power and fine definition...finishes extremely long and sweet, with polished tannins coming in late.
There's a brooding backbone to this blend that supports spirited, polished blueberry and cherry flavors. Accents of mineral, smoky herbs, orange peel and pepper persist toward medium-grained tannins.