My second go at this beauty (the first was over five years ago). As great as it was then, it is even greater now. The color is a pure red. The nose delivers thrilling aromas of red fruit and spice. Equally great on the palate, with beautiful red fruit and spice and a flawless texture -- the epitome of elegance in a wine. Flavors burst across the palate from the initial attack through the long, lingering (and very satisfying) finish. This is drinking really well now, but should go from strength to strength for many more years now. Thanks so much to Siggy for sharing this beautiful wine!
Popped and poured as a bonus bottle. This was singing from the moment the cork was pulled. Just beautiful. All the oak is fully integrated. Soaring nose of red fruit and spice. Great texture on the palate. I'll be buying more if I ever come across it at a good price. Drinking well now, but I'd have no concerns with cellaring this a bit longer.
Same bottle as Rocknroller. Opened about 30 minutes before pouring. The first taste upon opening was the best. Once poured it darkened slightly and showed a bit of oxidation. I loved the floral notes on the nose. I plan to pop and pour the next bottle. No reason to cellar this any longer.