This balanced beauty is downright impressive, with exotic spice and baked plum mingling in soft oak on the nose. Flavors of sweet, ripe currants and juicy cherries join tobacco and licorice on the full-bodied, velvety palate. Silky tannins and brilliant acidity melt into a creamy mid-palate and a compelling, savory finish that lasts for days.
Aromas of exotic spice, baked plum and French oak mingle with camphor and blue flower on the nose. This boasts extraordinary elegance and freshness despite the hot vintage, delivering flavors of juicy Marasca cherry, spiced blueberry, tobacco and licorice. Velvety, fine-grained tannins provide support while coffee and crushed mint linger on the finish.
The balance and beauty to this is impressive, offering sweet, ripe currants and flowers with some crushed-stone and dry-earth undertones. Full-bodied with soft, polished tannins and a long, creamy-textured finish. It’s polished, yet concentrated. Better after 2022, but already very seductive.