Hugely toasty and vanilla-laden, this wine will scratch the itch of oakaphiles everywhere. What sets this apart from mere oak soup is that there’s some stuffing to the wine itself, giving plenty of weight and texture and flavors of semidried blackberries and plums to balance the huge lashings of vanilla and coconut. Drink now for maximal in-your-face pleasure…
Although this wine starts off with rather pungently herbal aromas, those moderate a bit, and the wine tastes much less green, instead offering up cassis and tobacco flavors, a supple, almost creamy mouthfeel and a soft, easygoing finish. Drink now-2010. Imported by Margaret River Wines.