...has an open, feisty, lively bouquet with blackberry, briary, cedar, black olive and a light seaweed (Japanese nori) aroma...wonderful, an intoxicating bouquet...palate is beautifully balanced with a fine bead of acidity, very focused with good weight and structure...so fresh and complex, offering a discrete tertiary, smoke-tinged finish that goes on and on.
...aromas of blueberries, black raspberries, licorice, truffles, underbrush and forest floor. The scorched earthy/smoky character of this estate’s terroir has not yet emerged. Medium to full-bodied and concentrated with good acidity...
Dark and concentrated...a powerhouse of flavors and dense tannins...wonderful combination of velvet texture and dry structure. Layered, complex, wood and spice...
A beautiful, high-class effort that offers incredible pleasure... Ripe black cherries, sweet currants, cigar tobacco, and exotic spices all emerge from this medium to full-bodied effort that has beautiful concentration, sweet tannins, and again, a pleasure-bent, even sexy character that’s a joy to drink.
Fascinating aromas of crushed berry, plums, sweet tobacco and stones. Full bodied, with chewy and velvety tannins and a long, long finish. This is very structured and rich with a bright and tangy acidity.
Tangy and lightly firm, with cherry pit, pomegranate and blackberry notes, followed by sage and tobacco. There’s nice focus, with a tarry hint for added length on the finish.
Heady green, sappy aromas. Blackcurrant fruit and spice too...palate gives way to more primary fruit... Plenty of tannin to go the distance too.