This is so vivid as it brims with pastis-soaked plum, blackberry, black currant and blueberry paste flavors, all carried by a perfectly integrated brambly spine.
...pure crème de cassis, graphite, liquid rock, and essence of lead pencil shavings... ...full-bodied, concentrated, and backward, with bright acidity and ripe yet certainly present and building tannins... ...a beauty... ...It’s going to be incredibly long-lived... (February 2019)
...delivers a superstar nose of crème de cassis, plum preserves and blueberry compote with suggestions of fragrant earth, unsmoked cigars, licorice and cedar chest. Medium to full-bodied, rich and seductive with firm yet velvety tannins, it has a decadently rich finish.
...very well delineated and manifesting lovely incense and pressed violet aromas with aeration. The oak is neatly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fleshy and ripe, and gently grippy, leading to a detailed and quite plush...