(From 2005 Vintage) Heady, forward aromas of blueberry, plum and mint with hints of charred oak and graphite. Supple and ripe with accessible black fruit flavors laced with soft tannins and tempered acidity. A touch of youthful astringency in the close checks the sweetness.
(From 2010 Vintage) The fragrant fruit aromatics are suggestive of raspberry and plum while complexing notes of French roast coffee and bittersweet cocoa powder add another layer of interest. The palate is medium-bodied and delivers a riot of tangy red fruit framed by soft tannins. Hints of both cola and roasted almond lend weight and dimension to the abundant fruit, making this wine a great partner to roasted meats and vegetables or back yard BBQ fare.
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med+ ruby with purpl/pink rim staining of tears, cassis , blk cherry blk Raz vanilla , choc, coffee med acid med tannin, highly aromatic med+ alc 13.5
color dark aroma moderate development. youthful dry off dry body medium acidity smooth tannins medium balance fair flavor moderate finish medium
great value. tasty. black cherry/black berry. great finish.
no bite. very smooth. enjoyable
Decant for 20-30 minutes. Excellent wine for the money.
very good wine. kept well over night. definite buy
cherry and currant
smooth not too stout