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Deep vibrant red-purple colour. Delicious aromas of sweet red berries, chocolate, mocha and mixed spices carry through on to the palate which is counterbalanced with great acidity and powerful, supple tannins. The high alcohol is entirely integrated in the power of this very balanced wine. Drink now or keep up to twenty years. 15.5% alcohol.
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - August 2007
Medium deep colour. Red plum/ red cherry/ violet aromas with some underlying savoury oak notes. Deep set red cherry/ plum/ musky fruit flavours, firm slinky dry tannins and underlying malty oak. Finishes long and sweet with some graphite/ cedar notes. Lovely concentration and richness but alcoholic kick. Fruit driven wine. Now-2015. 90 points.
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 17th August 2012
Medium deep colour. Intense ripe roasted chestnut, paneforte, mocha, malty, touch rum aromas and flavours. Plush and velvety with plenty of ripe developed paneforte flavours, plentiful tannins and malty nuances. Finishes chocolaty and fruit sweet. Now - 2030 - 93 points
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 8th August 2017
Medium deep colour, Inky chinotto red cherry aromas with polish shellac, slightly tawny-like notes. Complex and fully mature with red cherry cola earthy, roasted walnut, flavours, superb supple plentiful fine boney tannins and underlying silky richness. Finishes firm with plenty of sweet fruit notes. Ready to drink but should hold for a while. 15.5% Alc 96 points Now-2028