There’s a persistent menthol note running through this wine that may prove controversial. My money is that it will integrate with time (say, 2–3 years) into the otherwise rich cherry fruit. The finish is explosively fruity and long, which bodes well for the future.
This lean, angular wine’s cherry, smoke and birch beer aromas open to a tangy palate of strawberry, herb and cocoa flavors. It’s dry and structured, with brisk acids that show on the cherry-citrus close. A decent mid-weight to some, it was deemed too light or too bright by other tasters.