International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91(50% new oak and no stems): Bright ruby-red. Ripe raspberry, incense and rose oil on the fragrant, oak-spiced nose. Fleshy and broad on entry, then tighter in the middle, offering lively red and dark berry flavors and a touch of vanilla. Smooth and seamless on the finish, with echoes the raspberry and spice notes. Very young still, but highly promising; definitely give it some air or bottle age.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2014
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