WSET Level 4 Course - WSET School; 9/6/2014-5/23/2015 (WSET School, Bermondsey): Appearance: The wine is Clear with a Deep ruby colour. It has a creamy mousse Nose: The nose is Clean and Youthful, showing Pronounced intensity primary aromas of black plum, blackberry, black cherry, bramble and secondary aromas of sweet spices. Palate: The wine is Medium Dry in the mouth with a Medium level of acidity. It has Medium Ripe/Soft tannins and a Medium(+) Level of alcohol (13.50%). It has Full body and Pronounced intensity primary flavours of blackberry, bramble, black cherry, black plum and secondary flavours of Sweet spices. The finish is Long. It has a creamy mousse. Jammy/stewed fruit character. Fizzy Ribena with alcohol Overall: Ripe fruit, good typicity. Good structure - long, intense. Lacks complexity. Good well made wine but just not my thing at all Conclusion: It is a Very Good quality wine. Drink Now; not suitable for Ageing or Further Ageing Not intended for ageing; High priced (£12.95)
Excellent example of the style. 13.8% alc. Colour: bright dark blackberry Bouquet: dark berry aromas, licorice Palate: blackberry, plum and licorice flavours with initial sweetness balanced by drying tannins, herbs and black olives, good long clean acid finish. February 2015
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