...another heavenly wine from this estate that shows a more elegant, seamless style with its incredible perfume of crème de cassis, graphite, white flowers, flowery incense, and unsmoked tobacco. Deep, full-bodied, and concentrated, it offers building tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. About as seamless as they come, with ultra-fine tannins and flawless balance, this heavenly, seamless, magical wine will benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for 40 years or more. (August 2020)
...prancing out of the glass with gregarious notes of fresh black and red currants, mulberries and ripe black plums, plus suggestions of pencil shavings, bouquet garni, cardamom and Indian spices with a waft of fallen leaves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is pure seduction, delivering bags of crunchy black fruits and loads of earthy sparks with a soft, finely grained texture and background freshness, finishing very long and very earthy.