Cherry richness, sometimes with an overtone of chocolate, fills the generous but defined palate where velvety tannins are firm underneath their supple surface. They still crackle but reveal ample freshness and verve on the rich, muscular and toned body. Aromatic tenderness returns on the finish.
...performing superbly, bursting with aromas of plums, red berries, rose petals, orange rind and spices. Medium to full-bodied, ample and layered, with beautifully refined tannins, lively acids and a bright, mineral finish...
...very composed, detailed bouquet of blackberry, wild strawberry and pressed rose petal aromas...palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannins and wonderful acidity. Very harmonious, with an almost luxurious but compelling finish. Superb.
The bright, fresh black cherry fruit is framed by vanilla and toasty oak in this dense red. It gets a lift from the compact tannins, that leave a dusty, cocoa-like feel on the taut finish.
A cool but ripe nose is quite restrained with its elegant array of red cherry and abundance of floral nuances and particularly lavender. There is good intensity to the delineated and stony medium weight flavors that display a taut muscularity on the lingering if somewhat bitter and clipped finale.
Five-spice and sweet plum on the nose. Opulent and full bodied, with luscious red and black fruits and a velveteen texture. Warm and succulent on the finish.