...bouquet is up front and beautifully measured with lots of red and purple fruit definition followed by spice, tar and earthiness. What sets this wine apart in this hot and dry vintage is the mouthfeel. It delivers fiber, flesh and soft tannins.
Balsam herbs, cocoa and sweet white smoke give way to crushed black cherry and plum...elegance personified, silky, deep and round, yet delivering a core of saline-minerality that creates a savory sensation – umami, in a way – with masses of ripe red fruits and confectionary spices to contrast. The tannins are sweet and round, presenting a chiseled structure; yet it’s not forceful.
...fine tannins that frame the wine nicely. Plenty of ripe fruit. Some fresh mushroom, too.
Cherry and plum fruit flavors are allied to mint, camphor and spice flavors in this dense, powerful red, which is lively and resonates on the finish with echoes of fruit, herbs and spices.
Sweet-sour cherry palate underpinned by chewy tannins. Quite straightforward but not lacking focus.