This is Phantom without the ferocity of the zin. Essential has just become an essential part of my wine cellar. Fruity, raspberry, caramel and creamy with and a hint of oak. I thought it was delicious and at this price, worth exploring.
Ripe fruit, intense with flavors of boysenberries and sweet cherries. Luscious vanilla, caressing the palate from barrel aging in American and French oak. Juicy and silky throughout, with a finish that lingers of black licorice and spicy pipe tobacco.
Wine pH: 3.60Wine Acidity: 0.60g/100mlAlcohol: 13.5%