Giant and muscled, with potent aromas of smoke, tar, maple and prune. At 14% alcohol, not much is held back; the palate is at first sweet and rich, with the full allotment of plum, raisin and black cherry. On the finish comes mammoth tannins and some of the toastiest, burnt coffee notes you’ll find. A real bruiser with a full tank of fuel behind it.
A potent brew of raisin, blackberry, minerality and leather comes together to form a bold, very ripe bouquet. The palate is chunky and forward, with beefy tannins and full-force flavors of blackberry, black peppercorn and toast. A huge and massive wine with a sweet, toasty, ripe and candied finish. Drink now through 2014.
Aromas of dark fruits are distinct and defined, while hints of perfume soften the bullish, rather earthy nose. Classy berry fruit rests comfortably on the palate, while the feel is juicy and tight. Finishes strong, maybe a little sharp, but with full flavors. 100% Cabernet.
From the village of La Morera, this is a jumpy, spiky wine with lively acidity and a racy personality. Aromas of lemon peel, black olive and rock quarry precede a chiseled palate that’s quite tannic. Pent-up power for sure, with a blast of toasty vanilla on the finish. Possibly a touch green at its core. Imported by Classical Wines.
Powerpacked stuff, no ifs, ands or buts. But it’s also a tannic heavyweight with a clamp-down palate that feels a bit like chewing on bolts. Starting aromas of raisin, char and black olive are brooding and mulchy, while the main act is dark, with coffee and cassis. Better flavors than feel; however, time could tame the beast.