This just keeps getting better with every passing year in the cellar. Bold and densely packed, if still youthfully restrained, the nose exhibits tilled earth and spice alongside ripe plums. The palate shows tremendous power but stays light on its feet, classically dry with savory minerality and a firmly tannic finish. While beginning to make good on its exceptional potential, this still begs for years of cellaring to arrive at its peak.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The softly reduced nose appears to be ripe and that impression is enhanced by the ripeness displayed by the bold, concentrated and robust broad-shouldered flavors that really vibrate on the complex and hugely long finish. I very much like the delivery as this is the epitome of power without weight but it's more refined than most examples though refined does not mean ageworthy as this will need plenty of cellaring to arrive at its peak.Good dark red Cool, youthfully inexpressive nose dominated by black cherry and smoky minerality; the strictest of these 2014s today (Mallard described it as Cistercian) Densely packed and very rich but classically dry, with savory minerality currently holding the upper hand over the wine's fruit This extremely backward wine is also showing its new oak element (85%) in the early going, with the firmly tannic finish displaying a note of caramel along with a strong impression of saline dry extract.