This is an intriguing and excitingly exotic red, delicately layered and balanced in freshness. It opens in crisp blueberry and orange-zest characteristics seasoned in baking spice and cardamom, finishing with as much elegance as it begins.
...smoked red and black fruits as well as some marine characteristics, spice, and ample brambly herbs. A richer, medium to full-bodied, flamboyant wine, it still has a terrific sense of elegance and purity.
...floral notions of of red roses, lilacs and potpourri with a core of black cherries, black raspberries, underbrush and kirsch plus hints of black tea, wild thyme and unsmoked tobacco. Medium-bodied, fine, refreshing and delicately styled, it has a wonderfully plush frame and long, fragrant finish.
Pure and powerfully juicy, with concentrated red plum, currant jelly and dried strawberry flavors that are well-framed by toasty notes. The supple finish offers vibrant minerality.
...lovely energy and vitality... Crushed red berry, mint, chalk, white pepper and blood orange give the 2016 a bright upper register, as well as tons of sheer appeal.