The colour is a glossy dark red with deep purple hues. On the nose, there is a core of dark fruit engulfed by fresh red fruits, pretty florals, a distinctive saline edge akin to ocean spray, and underlying savoury notes of herbs, mocha and shortbread. The palate leads with an explosion of fine red and dark fruit characters of strawberry, rhubarb and blackberry, followed by a supple mid palate of crème caramel and cheesecake leading to long length where the oak plays only a supporting role and is not dominant. A beautiful wine that should age for many years.
It’s wonderfully ripe and opulent, showing blackberry, dark plum, dark cocoa and spicy oak characters on the nose, leading to an impressively concentrated palate that’s plush and lingering. The wine is gorgeously styled and fabulously expressed with a lengthy silky finish. At its best: now to 2030. 95 Points – Sam Kim Wine Orbit Dec 2019