Though the plum fruit on the nose smells fresh and red, with a nice dusty overlay, the fruit turns a little sour on the palate—like plums mixed in with a few cranberries. Finishes with herb and oak; this is a wine would benefit from being served with Xfood to show its best.
Though the Magnus errs on the taut, snappy side of big reds, there’s a horse-stable quality to the lifted plum and cherry fruit, and a hollowness midpalate, that keeps it from measuring up to previous vintages. Finishes with a sour bite. Imported by Pacific Wine Partners.
There’s lots of wood and cream on the nose. A bit of that creaminess follows through onto the palate, but really, the flavors veer more toward sour red cherry and plum. A little lacking, in terms of heft and concentration.
Though supposedly the winery’s current vintage, this wine is already showing signs of age. It is darkening in color, and somewhat reductive on the nose. On the palate, butterscotch and resin flavors stand where fresh citrus might once have been. Past its prime. Imported by Oenophilia Imports.