Very suave, highly aromatic red fruit and floral pastille scents are complemented by a suggestion of Asian spices and musky herbs. Sweet and seamless in texture, offering alluringly sweet raspberry, cherry and lavender flavors that deftly combine power and finesse...finishes sappy, focused and impressively long, with silky tannins lending shape and gentle grip.
...ripe wine that's also fresh and fruity...has some structured tannins, along with a dense texture. At the same time, the red cherry and blueberry fruits have a crisp edge that finishes the wine with fine acidity.
The bouquet wafts from the glass in a blend of black cherries, dark berries, woodsmoke, gamebird, a touch of pepperiness from the stems and a fine base of dark soil tones. On the palate the wine is fullish, bright and still quite primary, with a fine core, lovely focus and grip, still a bit of backend tannin and a long, tangy and slightly peppery finish.
Delicious herbaceous freshness on the nose, lithe and dry and juicy.