Deep red. Explosively perfumed nose offers a kaleidoscopic bouquet of red berries, candied cherry, orange marmalade and fresh flowers. Silky and deep in raspberry and cherry flavor, but with an airy, graceful character reminiscent of a highfalootin’ Burgundy. A remarkably concentrated, elegant wine that finishes with superb, seamless length. There is absolutely no excess fat on this.
Full bottle 1,322 g. Pale ruby with a rust rim. Delicate nose suggested refreshment but the end of the palate has the warmth of the region. Tannin almost dissipated and masses of sweet fruit with sufficient acidity. Fine and spicy. Very long and throat-warming. I’m tasting it at room temperature but I think I’ll put it in the cellar before serving.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2033