Dark colored but porous. Nose of tar and some kind of fruitwood like applewood. Complex palate: dark berry fruit, vanilla extract, mild clove/mulling spices. Really wish vicosity & finish lived up to palate. Nice with or without food.
First experience with this producer. Big blackberries, spice, vanilla on nose. Nice smoothness of tannins, with rich black fruits, candied plums, minerals. Much better on day 2 as baby fat faded. I would suggest an extended decant. In line with many Andrew Will & Mark Ryan wines.
A nose of blackberry, raspberry and leather. Blackberry, chocolate, raspberry on along finish. Very smooth gentle tannins. Worked well with roast beef dinner. This is a very balanced wine with no rough edges. Bold and clean
Popped and poured through the Vinturi - still needed about 30 minutes to fully open up; nice dark fruits aromas; cassis, cedar, pleasant green pepper note; dusty tannins, long finish. This was a very nice bottle - IMO will be better in a couple years.
Vinturi to decanter. Let sit about two hours and it didn't last long after that, though it was still opening up after three and a half. The nose had plenty of alcohol early on that finally blew off, with cherry, plum, and a little oak. Great structure, with a palate that followed the nose and a great smooth finish.
Mrs. and I loved this wine - it tasted great and the QPR was outstanding. I think I need to get some more. Cherry and other red fruits with enough tannins to allow this another 5 or so years I would imagine. Not incredibly complex, but for the money, very tasty.