Very attractive aromas of currants, blackberries, bark and dried mushroom follow through to a full body with firm, fine tannins that are round and creamy-textured. Pretty finish.
...a ripe, blockbuster bouquet of black fruits, smoked earth, spicy oak, and graphite. One of the ripe, powerful wines that still stays light and graceful, it’s full-bodied, has ripe tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish.
...with gregarious notes of blueberry pie, plum pudding, chocolate-covered cherries and mulberries with hints of eucalyptus, cinnamon stick, cloves and unsmoked cigars plus a waft of cedar chest. Full-bodied, taut and muscular, the palate has a rock-solid structure of firm, velvety tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing very long with loads of mineral sparks.
...a ripe and generous bouquet with precocious red cherry, boysenberry, fig and violet aromas that are thankfully well defined and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins that frame the multi-layered dark cherry and cassis fruit, allied with a fine balance and probably the most precise finish... Superb.
Super-ripe and pure cassis, like Ribena. Intensely fruity nose. Ripe, generous, lots of toasty oak and vanilla so quite sweet overall in fruit and oak. Deep, smooth texture...