NOSE: smells like really good wine. Clear, juicy, berry compote, concentrated cassis - pencil box, mild lavender, exotic spices, minerals.
TASTE: wow, elegant and tasty - like the nose but more. At once fruity and approachable - but dense, iron and graphite, lavender, exotic spices, leather, flint, juicy blackberry and cassis, tar, tannins taste like bitter herbs and wood ash. Tastes “purple.” I would really love to try this with more age on it. Better than most other wines I’ve tried. 94. — 6 days ago
2 hour decant(tons and tons of sediment). A remarkable dark garnet with little bricking. On the nose: showy perfumed nose of dark plum, clove, soy sauce, funky earth, sweet spice. Taste: smooth, mouthcoating, concentrated, rich wine with ripe plum, cassis, leather, bitter chocolate, and a long dry spicy earthy finish...ripe fruit and a seriously extracted style at 14.5% alc. — a day ago
Garnet with terracotta rim . Quite a lot of sous bois , mostly red fruits , earthy tobacco. Nicely rounded on the palate , touch of cassis , red currant sous bois, herbal touches on the finish . Nice refreshing acidity , slightly drying tannin , but still well balanced. Very enjoyable and in a perfect spot in this format, now and over the next 5 years . — 20 days ago
45 min decant(lots of sediment). A majestic dark crimson with some bricking. On the nose: Subdued nose for this bottle unlike prior reviews. Taste: nice creamy, fresh wine with plum, cedar, earth, that COS spice, pencil lead. Not as good as previous bottles...bottle variation or in its slow decline? Got more bottles so we will see next year. — 22 days ago
Ripest red cherry and red rose aromatic hybrid. Cherry and strawberry blossoms. Herbaceous basil and tarragon sweetness awash in warm plum and baked currants. Flowering elms with wet black bark. Finally, oak and smoke. Perfect integration on the palate. Ready now but also for the foreseeable. Sweet raspberry and blackberry flash and recede to an obverse tart cherry with incredible indelible, satisfying depth. Sweet tobacco is outlined by Saigon cinnamon, clove, allspice and a strangely sweet pepper dichotomy. Really a perfect wine in every way. Smoke and graphite find a way to bow into the shimmery finish with finesse.
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