Vibrant, with a violet and cassis lead-in that then expands to include steeped black cherry and plum fruit as well as extra savory, iron and licorice root notes. Nice latent grip too, with a mouthwatering tug of earth at the very end.
Aromas of blackberries, cloves, licorice, dried leaves, graphite and black olives...full-bodied...beautiful austerity and a long, mineral and layered finish.
...magnificently expressive nose of blueberry compote, black cherry preserves and blackcurrant pastilles...medium to full-bodied palate is just as impactful as the nose, coating the mouth with juicy black berry and spicy layers, supported by firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long with a refreshing earthiness coming through at the end.
...utterly fabulous wine... Rose petal, lavender, spice, sweet red berry fruit and mint are all beautifully lifted in the glass. Racy and silky to the core...real head-turner from the very first taste. All the elements fall into place effortlessly.
...conveys a great sense of style, restrained power and opulence.
Particularly dark crimson. Discreet, fresh nose. Good, straightforward ripe, minty fruit with about the right amount of tannin underneath. Dry finish. Long.