..black currant fruit, licorice, incense, & subtle smoke, an opulent, even voluptuous mouthfeel, dazzling purity & texture, and a skyscraper-like mouthfeel. This is a sensational Opus One, with sweet tannin & impressive precision and depth.
...intense plum paste and cassis flavors at the core, with savory and tobacco hints adding detail along the edges...cast iron note is buried on the finish.
Plums and raspberries verging on jam, with chocolate covered cherries on the nose. Full bodied, soft, and friendly with caressing tannins and a very fruity finish.
Medicinal kirsch and spices on the nose, plus a suggestion of rose. Wonderfully sweet and seamless but given shape and definition by lovely floral lift and firm acidity. There's something old school about this beauty, which has lost some of its baby fat while retaining its primary fruit character. Finishes with substantial tongue-dusting tannins and a repeating element of dried flowers.
Lovely edge of stoniness. Very vigorous and rather bordelais in its drive...pretty rich in the middle... Great energy. Hint of menthol.