This is the densest, most tannic of Pride’s new releases, obviously meant for the cellar. You could drink it now, because it’s so lush, but the tightness suggests that the winemaker doesn’t want you to. Buried under the astringency are masses of cassis, dark chocolate, sweet fresh herbs and smoky oak.
(From 2010 Vintage) The wine displays ripe notes of blue fruit, currant and black cherries along with the complex varietal intrigue of pitch, tobacco, incense and cedar. On the palate, the wine is about as full and richly textured as a cabernet can be. With its roundness, intense blue-black color, exotic notes and alluring/comforting structure, this wine brings to mind swaths of Far-Eastern silk. A monumental wine from a near-ideal vintage!