Deep and complex, with licorice- and violet-scented black fruit flavors and notes of oolong tea, chestnut and black pepper. The tannins are dense but polished. Everything is in harmony on the finish...
...delivers the peppery, savory character spectrum, in the roasting-herb and pastry zone, backed by red plums and raspberry compote. The palate is as fresh and appealing as it should be, offering raspberry and red-licorice flavors, set amid light, fine tannins that carry deceptive length and strength.
It's red-fruited and bright, with raspberries and cherries couched in supple layers of French oak. Caramel and mocha shadings add richness and depth, with dry cedary-savory notes on the finish.
Notes of black raspberries, peppery herbs, mint, and graphite all emerge from this medium to full-bodied Shiraz that stays tight and focused on the palate, yet has good concentration, terrific purity of fruit, and a great finish.
Fresh boysenberry, candied violet and a hint of vanilla on the intensely perfumed nose. Shows very good depth as well as energy to its juicy, spice-laced black and blue fruit flavors, which pick up a smoky nuance as the wine opens up. Silky, even tannins lend shape to a long, smooth finish that leaves blue fruit and floral notes behind.
It delivers restrained and polished notes of plums, currants, peppercorns, dried herbs and cedar...fined grained and herbal, supporting juicy, plummy fruit.
Intense and ripe. Pinched finish and tough end. Prune flavour. Sudden finish though.