..greatest example of this offering since the 1998, but it is even more concentrated... ..extraordinary amount of acidity and freshness that serve it well in buttressing the fabulously concentrated, massively extracted, old vine Grenache...
Plush and fleshy, with crushed plum, dark currant and boysenberry notes backed by alluring sweet spice, licorice root and espresso hints.
Spicy raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by garrigue and Asian spices. Sweet, focused red fruit flavors are given spine by zesty minerality and pick up an exotic floral quality with air.
...Hint of mousiness on the nose. Very sweet black cherries and lots of (alcoholic) appeal. Reasonably fine tannins though they will take time to resolve. Blockbuster.