The nose is packed with berries and spice with a darker background of black olive and freshly turned earth. There is a luscious plum, blueberry, blackberry and raspberry core with secondary notes of clove and nutmeg. As the wine opens more delicate nuances are revealed, with floral notes appearing on the nose and palate. The tannins are fine and mineral, holding the wine together unobtrusively.The fruit purity is the real star of this wine which shows great poise. The Grenache component makes it very approachable as a young wine and it will drink well until at least 2019. It will match well to a range of red meat dishes, from grilled lamb cutlets to black bean beef.
Sunday Times(From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Sunday Times on 07/01/2009