A terrific 2004, with loads of sweet black cherry, raspberry, rose and sandalwood notes. As this intensifies across the palate, the mineral element becomes evident. The structure is well-integrated, and this ends with freshness.
Ripe plum, briary spices, subtle herbs and a peppery nuance on the nose. At once lush and tangy, with terrific lift to the moderately ripe flavors of dark plum, spice, flowers and pepper.
Here the aromas are more elegant and more complex but not necessarily riper with high-toned red pinot fruit and an attractive dried herb note that sits atop earthy yet fine and refined medium full flavors that deliver outstanding detail...
...Lots of sweet fruit. Really very winning on the palate. The same sweetness of fruit as the 2006.