deep red, garnet edges - developing bouquet showing spicy oak, balsamic and mocha notes, mint, blackcurrant fruit - earth and savoury fruit on the palate,oak complexity with hints of chocolate, soft, nice balance, good length, well structured tannins.
Made exclusively from selected grapes hand picked at optimum maturity from chosen sites in our own vineyards. Fermented without stems under temperature control, frequent delestage, followed by extended skin maceration to enhance varietal fruit characters, and to provide tannin structure and balance. Aged for 12 months in American oak (15%) and new French oak (85%) barrels, and then blended to give balanced varietal fruit and oak components. Bottled, unfined and filtered in July 2006.
Wine EnthusiastThis is the star of the Cortes de Cima range, a powerful expression of rich fruit, but one tempered with a sympathetic, attractive structure, packed with black berry and ripe plum skin flavors, leaving plenty of tannins, but still finished with acidity and balance – WE July 2008