A helluva Cabernet. Extraordinarily rich and opulent in blackberries, currants and dark chocolate, with elaborate oak, yet completely dry, and given balance by firm, hard tannins and a fine cut of acidity. Really impressive now, after decanting, and should develop over the next six years, at the very least.
Floral red fruit aromas carry a hint of minerality and garrigue. The palate is lively, with good overall balance. Tastes of ripe red plum, raspberry and vanilla, while the finish is light in weight and quick, but satisfying.
This is very rich in blackberries and currants, bearing lots of oak that adds caramelized toastiness. While the tannins are thick and fine, there’s something rustic on the finish in the form of extracted, candied sweetness and heat. Flashy as it is, you’re best drinking this wine now.
With matchstick, pith and sulfur in addition to standard melon, apple and peach aromas, the start is rough. In the mouth, it’s gritty and oily feeling, with citrus and apple flavors. Then bitterness and pith come into play on the finish.