...wonderfully complete wine...powerful and yet also translucent. Inky blue/purplish fruit, lavender, smoke, game and grilled herbs abound in a wine of texture, power and finesse.
Smoked earth, Graves-like cold fireplace, lots of meatiness and ample dark fruit all emerge from this medium to full-bodied effort that has serious tannin, integrated acidity, and a great finish.
...blackberry preserves and Black Forest cake notes on the nose with touches of cracked black pepper, truffles and tar plus a hint of aniseed. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers mouth-filling black fruit preserves and savory layers with firm, rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long.
Sweetly spicy oak is overlaid across a wealth of ripe plum and berry aromas to good effect here. The palate has a sleek and juicy array of ripe dark-berry and plum flesh and delivers a wrap of smooth, long tannin.
Leathery, grippy and meaty in thick concentrated flavors of lavender and licorice, this is a bold, substantial wine from a warm estate site, dripping in complex minerality and dusty crushed rock.