...bouquet of black cherry liqueur, blackberries, crushed rocks, and pepper garrigue gives way to a full-bodied, incredibly polished, seamless Grenache. This beauty does everything right and possesses a vibrant, sexy texture, no hard edges, and a blockbuster finish.
Mocha cedar notes mark the nose at this early age, while the flavors resemble caramelized cherries and baking spices. Full-bodied, rich, creamy and undeniably plush, it's still recognizable as Châteauneuf-du-Pape, showing velvety hints of chocolate on the long finish.
A hugely perfumed bouquet evokes ripe cherries, black currants, incense and exotic spices, and a sexy floral topnote builds steadily as the wine opens up. Stains the palate with alluringly sweet red and dark berry preserve, floral pastille and spicecake flavors that show a compelling blend of richness and energy. Velvety tannins build steadily through the impressively long, spicy finish...
...notes of smoke, char and caramel as well as fiery black cherry and currant in this wine.Plummy and richly concentrated, it's balanced by kicks of pepper and a firm, granitic undertone.
Freshly baked black fruit on the nose – really heavyweight and uncompromising in flavour intensity. Broad-shouldered structure, but has the fruit power to match, and there's a nice lingering floral quality to the finish.