Extremely elegant and focused...starting with a heady fragrance of ripe dark-skinned berries, violet, camphor, dark spice and whiffs of crushed herbs. On the linear, elegantly structured palate, tightly woven but extremely polished tannins accompany juicy Marasca cherry, blood orange, licorice and white pepper while fresh acidity keeps it balanced and fresh.
...nicely layered and concentrated, with an immediate delivery of black fruit, spice and potting soil...savory personality...the tannins are quite soft and velvety.
...alluring, spicy and dusty mix of cherry and raspberry preserves, crushed stone and dusty flowers is lifted by cedar shavings and dried citrus peels...fleshy yet delicate in feel, displaying pure ripe red berry fruit, nicely contrasted by salty mineral tones...tapers off long while leaving the mouth watering for more, as a gentle tug of tannin slowly fades under rosy inner florals.
...vibrant style, this features strawberry, cherry, floral and mineral flavors, with hints of tobacco, iron and underbrush chiming in as this turns more compact on the finish. Has fine overall balance and length.
Lifted nose that is a little ethereal and hinting at concentrated cherry fruit. Super-elegant palate and yet lots of concentration and fine, long tannins. Poised.