Blackcurrants, cassis, kirsch, ground herbs, beef blood, burning embers, and new leather notes...incredible depth and richness, an Hermitage-like power and opulence, and a great finish.
Loaded with dense, ripe fruit from its facing slopes, it should prove to be a great, long-lived wine. Plum and blueberry notes merge seamlessly with crushed stone to create a concentrated, full-bodied wine, with terrific structure and length.
This shows a mix of pepper, mesquite and bay leaf notes out front, followed by a core of steeped plum and blackberry fruit. Ends with dark humus details through the finish, giving this an old-school feel.
Smoke- and mineral-accented black and blue fruits, licorice and potpourri on the intensely perfumed nose. Plush, sweet and broad on the palate, offering sweet blackberry, cassis, cola and exotic spice flavors underscored by a core of juicy acidity. Shows superb depth as well as energy and finishes extremely long and supple, with rounded tannins that build steadily and add shape and gentle grip to the wine's vibrant dark fruit.
Beautifully aromatic dried flowers, graphite and roasted red berries with roasted meat and grilled peaches. The palate has a smooth, deeply ripe core of dark berries with supple and succulent tannins.
Strongly reductive nose with a stinky rubbery character but loads of violet fragrance and very bitter chocolate character.