Bright, deep red. Tangy red cherry, raspberry, spice and fresh herb aromas are clearly riper than those of the Fremiers. Enticingly sweet, saline and vigorous, with sappy red fruit flavors lifted by pepper, minerals and spicy soil tones. Very refreshing, perfumed, concentrated wine with a long finish featuring sweet, fine-grained tannins.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2014
Burghound | Rating: 93
This is quite ripe yet retains a lovely freshness to the cassis, black cherry, lavender and warm earth scents. There is excellent power and volume to the concentrated, intense and mouth coating big-bodied flavors that culminate in an impressively long and balanced finish. This is a bigger wine than the Fremiers but it's no more complex and as is usually the case, less refined. A qualitative choice but the respective characteristics are distinctly different.