Author ZarmSite / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 05/04/2013
Deep, dark fruit. Black color with crimson rim. Smell of strong black briary spiced fruit. Rich dense mouthful of fruit. Good balance, except quite tannic on finish. Bit saturated, rich, and big for my tastes. Will improve with age.
This thing is ready to go - just a completely Hedonistic wine with lots of sweet fruit, immense structure, depth and just, again, pure enjoyment. Nose was singing from the get-go and was just so easy to drink, even the tannins were sweet. Dark berries and oak dominate with smoke and anise. Yet there was still some restraint and there was nothing flabby here. Great effort.