Wine Spectator | Rating: 89A solid, muscular style, with chewy, extracted dark berry, cedar, crushed rock and graphite notes. The ripe plum and blackberry flavors are powerful and show a trace of heat on the rustic finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat, Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2026. 238 cases made.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95The 2012 Tsundere is all estate fruit and is made from 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Tannat, 13% Grenache and the rest Syrah. Full-bodied, concentrated and yet polished and seamless (which is surprising given the large percentage of Tannat), it reveals loads of complexity in its rose petal, spice, spring flowers, chocolate and exotic red and black fruits. It's drinking nicely as well, but I can't imagine it not evolve nicely for at least another decade.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 21 bottles owned
- 8 collectors