Light label condition issue
ITEM 8556785 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner
Coal dust and graphite with some very attractive, sweetly ripe plums and cherries. Tarry accents, too. The juicy tannins are captivating, drawing fresh and zesty red-fruit flavors in long, upbeat fashion. Launches long and holds in succulent, impressive form.
These calcareous limestone clay soils, with lots of iron and magnesium, traditionally allow for more finesse and lighthearted elegant aromas...offers great structure and a richness that really sticks to the palate.
Aromas of French oak, baked plum, vanilla and roasted coffee bean are front and center, while a whiff of menthol plays backup...full-bodied palate reflects the nose, offering espresso, licorice and fleshy black cherry alongside taut, close-grained tannins that leave a drying close.
Marked by new oak, this red sports plum and cherry fruit that offers sweetness, as well as notes of leather, tar, spice and tobacco. Dense tannins ply the finish, yet this finds balance, if in a more muscular style.
Medium in body, with lovely detail...shows the more finessed side of the year nicely.