Firm structure with restrained blackberry, blueberry and plum skin. Distinct Brett and French oak component. Lingering finish coats the palate and slowly reveals eucalyptus, sage and baking spice. Complex, layered wine but feels a bit tight at the moment.
Beautiful bouquet with still youthful berry and cherry fruits and beautiful garrigue. On the palate dark forest fruits, good garrigue, beautiful and juicy acidity and good tannin. No more notes unfortunately, but this is a beautiful wine with a great future. Although really enjoyable already it will surely benefit with another 6 – 8+ years of ageing; so around 2022 or 2024 and several years after that. 95 – 96+ for this evening.
A few CDP's at Sunfish (Sunfish Cellars, St. Paul, MN): Dark red color with a 2mm clear edge. Slow O for 2.5hrs, drank 1 glass over 40 minutes. Primary and seductive immediately, taking on depth and weight over 30 minutes. The nose becomes classic Pegau then, massively floral, blousy garrigue, bright cherry, vanilla, cherry-vanilla, earth and funk. The palate has nice body, medium full, young, earthy, a nice dose of funk, wood and gorgeous primary cherry and berry fruits, silky tannins and great length. This was youthful, but very approachable, sleek and seamless. This will be a star down the road. 94(+)pts.
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