A complete wine. As it starts in the mouth, there is a feeling of everything in its place. The tannins are initially soft, dusty rather than dry; then the dark plums, red berries and so-sweet strawberries come into play. And finally, they all come together in a climax of richness and freshness.
Dark in color, this is a rich, opulent, almost showy wine. The fruit is ripe, a combination of the sweetest strawberries with black cherries, laced with rich acidity. Then the tannins power in, a dry core of structure and density. Impressive and long-lasting, don’t touch this wine for another six years at least.
Structured, concentrated, a wine that shows power from both fruit and tannins. The opulent strawberry flavors are paralleled by firm, dry tannins. As the combination comes together, this will become a glorious wine.
A big, rounded wine, its acidity a foil to the ripe fruit and dusty texture. The structure is chunky and corpulent, the fruit strawberry and red plum fruit packed tightly. It is still integrating, definitely promising some long-term aging.
This wine’s concentrated tannins mingle with its raspberry, blueberry and rich plum flavors. While it is powerful and structured, it also has a fine sense of elegance, a combination that will allow this wine to age for decades.
Solid and firm, this is a wine with a considerable future. The plum and ripe berries are changing into a more mature, smoky, undergrowth character. The structure and the texture remain, with elegant perfumed fruits alongside the ripe tannins. Age for 3–4 years.