More assertive in tannins than the last couple of years. A big, textured, meaty/briary wine in the mouth, having the expected commanding bouquet of mixed spices/berry/smoky characters. Well structured elegance with great cellaring potential. 15.5% alc/vol
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 17th August 2012
Medium crimson. Intense and complex smoky, dark cherry, tobacco leaf, meaty, sage aromas. Well concentrated and developed wine with bouyant fresh dark cherry, paneforte, tobacco flavours, and plentiful chocolaty firm tannins. Underlying spicy notes. Finishes with a long tannin plume. Very impressive wine. Now - 2028 - 95 points
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 8th August 2017
Medium deep crimson. Intense shellac, carob, tobacco, dried fig, espresso graphite aromas. Sweet fruited wine with dark chocolate, carob, shellac flavours, fine looseknit chalky tannins, some al dente/ grippy notes. Finishes long and chocolatey. A touch stale. 15.5% Alc 88 points Now-2025
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