Leafy and mature, with roasted cherry and drying woody aromas. The fruit runs sweet and plummy, with a distinct roasted quality that ends in caramel, burnt brown sugar and woodspice. Features some richness but also fading qualities. Must drink now.
Jammy raspberry aromas greet you, followed by dry spice, light oak and milk chocolate scents. The palate is warm, mildly rich and resiny, with oaky flavors of pepper, spice and black fruit. Finishes quite sweet but also peppery due to the oak treatment.
On the nose, there’s an early whiff of nail polish that resolves itself in jammy black fruit aromas. Good on the palate, with just enough acidic grab in front of a full blast of berry flavors and an aftershock of chocolate. Finishes grapy.
This is peachy and a bit oily on the nose, but not harsh or pointed. It feels full and fleshy, with sweet, ripe flavors of melon, citrus and lychee. Long and melony on the finish; drink now.
This funky Argentinean Pinot pours on the rubber, turned earth and heavy fruit aromas, and then backs them up with a full, meaty, starchy palate that’s loaded with dry cherry and red-pepper flavors. A robust, grabby wine with virtues and question marks.
The nose is slightly more vegetal than ideal, but in the mouth there is both good acids and body. Flavors of baked apples and dried mangoes seem sweet, and that’s because residual sugar is present.