Backsberg’s top offerings, its Babylons Toren range, are impressive, showing a focus, quality and style not seen before. This is suave, with vibrant pineapple, mango and apple aromas and flavors, and ample French oak. The texture is very good—a positive tension between rich and zingy notes.
Heavily oaked, with toasty vanilla aromas, this full wine still manages a high acidic core along with a round exterior. Peach pit and melon flavors stand up to buttery oak, while the finish is long. The alcohol (15.5%) does show on the finish, leaving the throat warm. Imported by American Wine Distributors.
This blend features aromas of vanilla, sweet tobacco and cherry followed by big, masculine flavors of cassis, raspberry, tobacco and cedar. Deep spice undertones add to the dimension of the wine. Ageable and intense and best paired with more robust meat dishes.
This tasty Viognier hits all the right notes, presenting very appealing honeysuckle-spice aromas and flavors. It’s not heavy or sappy, and good acidity supports the fruit. Finishes long and with a very nice blend of spice and mineral notes.
This stylish white offers delicate peach and lemon aromas and a combination of zippy citrus and warming spice on the palate. Approachable but complex, the wine offers power and grace.
At once overtly woody, yet lithe and elegant. Black fruits, tobacco and even shoe polish hints show on the nose. Toast and espresso flavors abound--the tart, dark side of the force rules here. Many will love it just as it is, and it's an undeniably handsome acute oakster. But only time will tell if the fruit evers comes out from behind the veil.