Fantastic! Decanted for 45 min. Intense black and blue fruit aromas that give a big hint at the massive wine that is about to be drank. Massive dark fruit, smoke, allspice, and tobacco. Finish just goes on and on and on.....
Perfectly paired for rib night on vacation.
No rush to drink. — 24 days ago
This is amazing. I’m sure it will benefit from time, but I would not describe as tight. This is ready for extreme enjoyment now.
Color is opaque garnet. Nose tips hand of cab franc with floral, herbs, perfume, and dark red fruit. One of the best elements of this wine.
Lots going on the palate. That’s where u find the Petite Verdot. I’m saying chocolate covered currant and then layers of allspice, red and blue fruit. Sweet tannins, if that’s a thing, bring it all together and then the finish follows for a long time. This is awesome. It reminds me a lot of the 2008 Penfold’s Grange in structure if not a little in profile.
— a month ago
The nose reveals; pink grapefruit, tangerine, strawberries, watermelon near the rind, hints of rhubarb, blood orange, sea spray, mild volcanic minerals, chalk, light fruit roll-ups, fruit blossoms and pink roses.
The body is thick, gluey and shows some frizzante. It’s fresh, lively and easy to drink. Especially, outstanding on a warm day. Candied fruit of; pink grapefruit, tangerine, strawberries, watermelon near the rind, hints of rhubarb & blood orange. Some white spice with a shade of heat, a herbal presence, sea spray, mild volcanic minerals, chalk, light fruit roll-ups, fruit blossoms and pink roses. The acidy is bright and near perfect. The finish is; rich, ripe, lush, balanced fruit & earth and is delicious.
Photos of; their vineyards on the Bay of Biscay, 5th generation Winemaker- Ignacio Ameztoi, fruit ready to go the Bodega and another shot of the Bay of Biscay with fruit on the vine. — a month ago