...notes of black cherries, plums, graphite, red currant, damp loam and dark chocolate with a whiff of anise. Elegantly fruited...tight-knit and restrained...muscular blackberry fruit...fine grained tannins and a long earthy finish.
...Brooding, slightly reduced aromas of black raspberry and cola...dense, sweet and intense...harmonious acidity framing and enlivening its plush berry flavors...fine-grained tannins. Finishes quite long, with a piquant minty edge...
...powerfully concentrated...ample black-cherry fruit and sturdy notes of hickory smoke, cured meat and dark coffee. Despite the wine’s considerable weight, the tannins are supple enough to make it approachable now.
Complex, with distinctive bay leaf and rosemary accents that give way to smooth cherry pie and plum compote flavors. Integrated and refined, the fresh fruit notes take off on the finish. Drink now through 2016. 35 cases imported. –MW