...complex bouquet of spiced raspberry, forest floor, salty mineral, and underbrush. Complex, layered, and nuanced, it's medium to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a great, great finish.
...strawberry sorbet on the nose, with hints of thyme and tarragon. That red-fruit focus spreads into the palate, where hints of cherry tomatoes and pepper dust lead into complex herbs and spearmint toward the finish.
...pipe tobacco, woodsmoke, garrigue, dried herbs and pepper with a core of black and red berries and a crushed strawberry note. Light to medium-bodied and silky, it opens with saline and herbs and segues into ripe, perfumed fruits, with firm, grainy tannins to support and great freshness, finishing long, energetic and perfumed.
Powerful, extracted and full of concentrated dark currant, dried blackberry and cherry tart flavors that are well-structured. Hints of slate and mocha show midpalate, with a finish of dried green herbs.
The aromatics are full of floral and savory character, and yet the wine is much less expressive and quite compact on the palate.