From a family familiar with limelight, think 100 point Pontet-Canet fame, comes Tesseron’s ‘Pym Rae’, a Mount Veeder superstar. This limited, 98 point homage to former estate owner, Robin Williams, is nothing short of perfection. It is rich to its core, unashamedly savory, and elegantly balanced, a true cellar trophy.
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Pym-Rae leaps from the glass with bold notions of black cherries, mulberries, plum preserves and dark chocolate with an opulent undercurrent of Indian spices, potpourri, sandalwood and cinnamon stick. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with rich, seductive black fruit preserves and an explosion of exotic spice sparks, framed by firm yet beautifully plush tannins and fantastic tension, finishing very long and achingly fragrant. Possessing loads more weight and mid-palate density than a lot of 2017s, this second showing is an absolute knock-out. Due to strict selection, only around 1500 cases were made this year.