ITEM 8564690 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail
...pronounced crème de cassis and blueberry pie nose with touches of camphor, cardamom and dusty soil. The palate is big, rich, full and fruity with loads of earthy notions and a plush texture, finishing with great freshness.
... Fresh plums, blueberries, violets, and fresh flower notes all give way to a plump, rounded, beautifully textured effort from Mike that never puts a foot wrong. Shining for its elegance and purity, yet still packing rocking levels of fruit...
Dynamic and appealingly briary, with plush raspberry, bay leaf and orange peel flavors that build richness toward polished tannins.
... Leather, sandalwood and cedar provide an earthy, serious and substantial framework on which to hang cherry and raspberry brightness. It ponders mulling spice and sage on the finish.
A dark, powerful wine... Black cherry, lavender, spice, menthol, licorice and leather notes flesh out in a potent, virile wine endowed with serious character and complexity...