International Wine Cellar | 93
($60) Dark ruby. Deep cherry and blackcurrant aromas, with sexy anise, incense and floral character expanding with air. Lush and sweet, offering deep creme de cassis and bitter cherry flavors framed by supple tannins. Invitingly sweet and plush on the finish, which echoes the cassis and licorice qualities. This is utterly seductive today. (Russell Herman/World Wine Source, Berkeley Heights, NJ)
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Integrated, polished with cracked pepper, spices
Drink Dates: 2013-2020
Deep , rich purplish ruby colored core with an ever so slight ruby/pink halo developing. Nose of garrigue , cracked black pepper , BBQ smoke with a hint of raspberry in the background. This is in transition from its lush fruit flavors showing upon release IMO. Black cherries and scorched earth flavors peek through a tannic cloak on first impression. Mid palate showed tart crushed cranberry flavors with mineral and dark chocolate. Finish is very long and profound with raspberry flavors lingering.