Lavish and elegant were my first thoughts about this wine!! A treat from my brother who popped in to say hello.A quick decant and off we went! Sweet menthol,melted licorice,blueberry and cassis on the nose!
Its very layered and every sip sweet tannins and hints of coffee and earth came alive! Its a big gun and extremely impressive yet sometimes still slightly closed suggesting a few more years in the cellar!
This wine has an incredible texture, good amount of extraction and grip but nicely fleshed out in the mid palate..like thick rough silk. Soft acidity with flavors of blackberry jam & creme de cassis with notes of purple flowers, stony minerality and tobacco leaf.