(2011 Vintage) It has a dark ruby color with shades of purple. On the nose there is a rich aroma of ripe berries with hints of floral tones typical of the Garnacha, a unique variety. In the mouth, it is a full bodied rich wine with a taste of blackberries, strawberries and hints of leather, vanilla and plums. It is perfectly combined with a sweet and pleasant tannin that leads to a long, balanced and smooth finish.
(fermented in stainless steel; half of the wine was aged in small French oak barrels, 40% new, and the other half in stainless steel tank): Inky purple. Ripe black raspberry and cherry liqueur scents are brightened by zesty pepper and allspice nuances. Plush and sweet, with powerful cherry and red berry compote flavors given lift by juicy acidity. Gains flesh and depth on the impressively long, spicy finish, which is given shape by fine-grained tannins. Score - 91. (Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, Sept. 2012)
Dry start, with an floral IPA note, lots of strawberry, finishes with plum note.
Had at Wine Vault & Bistro
Great mellow flavor
Robert Parker(2012 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 11/12/2013