(2009 Vintage) Saturated ruby. Medicinal black cherry, blackberry liqueur and licorice on the very ripe nose. Fat and thick but not heavy, with a strong acid spine supporting the flavors of dark berries and dusty spices. Finishes with big, chewy, slightly tough tannins that will require a minimum of five or six years of aging. Shows a surprising light touch for such a big boy.
Tasted 4/23/17 with JT at Juniper & Ivy. Fabulous nose, deep purple color, brooding, cassis dominated explosion of fruits upon corking the bottle. Bitter chocolate, Kirsch, menthol notes. Long finish. Very elegant wine. Some noticeable tannins upon opening and initial entry, but softened upon 30 min in glass. Great balance, Has a long life ahead of it.
great explosive fruit on nose. black fruit on mid palate. cola on finish. wine is young and will be better with time. love the structure just the tannins that need to go away.
WA 96 WS 93
WS 93, RP 96