Deep and bright red, this is an elegant mouthwatering, fruit forward wine. With grit and power it shows well the volcanic origins of the Meagre Soil on which it grows. Baked plum and cassis and black pepper. Mineral backing of wet slate. High acid gives depth to the tannins. Long finish, attractive wine will age well. Aged in French and Hungarian Oak, with 20% new oak.
Best with fatty foods- cheese, steak, roast duck, pork shoulder.
Dense, chewy oak and tannin dominate in this full-bodied wine that is defined in black currant, cedar and baked cherry. With 7% Merlot, it softens on the midpalate, showcasing nuanced hits of crushed rock and sage.
Brilliant ruby color with a clear rim, the wine offers aromas suggesting black currant, blackberry, cedar, and tobacco. The palate is silken but the tannins are robust now, buttressing ripe red and black cherries. Rather than fruit-centric, the wine feels structured and savory, and its profound acidity and 29 months in French oak have set it up for long aging. I’d like to open this vintage again in 5, 10, 15 years — or more.
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