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Fantastic aromas of lavender, rosemary, violets and currants. Full body, a wonderful concentration of fruit yet tense and taunt energy. The new wood is exposed now but will become integrated & polished... pure Merlot magic is there.
Raspberry jam, mint, spice, white chocolate and sweet floral notes all race out of the glass. Sumptuous in feel, with gorgeous, open-knit fruit and soaring aromatic intensity, the 2012 dazzles from start to finish. What a wine!
Seductive from the first sip... a level of textural richness & creaminess that is absolutely outstanding. The very nature of the fruit feels velvety & silky smooth without a single ripple.... exuberant richness...
Black cherry and cedar aromas lead off. This is more juicy than rich, offering black cherry, black currant, mineral and spice flavors. A firm, dense structure upholds the broad frame and ample fruit, picking up a tobacco note on the lingering finish.