The delightful aromatics are released as soon as the wine is de-corked, with layers of raspberries, apricots and creme de cassis cloaking subtle hints of black olive and cherry. A dark, rich and concentrated palate flows from black fruits into brooding anise and dark chocolate and is bound by tight, grainy tannin. This wine possesses a multitude of different facets and nuances that will constantly change and evolve.
An aromatic, structured and rich wine that draws comparisons to wines from France’s Cote Rotie. Dense and layered notes of ripe red fruit, berries and creme de cassis are nicely framed by hints of smoke and graphite. Firm tannins and lively acidity are nicely featured on the complex and persistent finish.
The fruit was harvested from eight parcels, destemmed and then macerated on its skins in wooden and concrete open-top fermentors for 6-7 days. After basket pressing, the wine was aged in new and old French barriques for 30 months and racked just once.