christmas spice on the nose; mixed currant flavor is subdued, compared with the spice, oak, and vanilla. At this point in time, the oak is winning, such that you don't get the usual lightness of WS wines. Will hold my last bottle, though not sure if that will help for my taste. (Others loved this BTW)
14.2% alcohol. This is absolutely delicious. Bright red cherry color. Nose takes some coaxing in the glass, but it's a lovely, cherry-filled extravaganza supported by earth and baking spice notes. In the mouth, vibrant and pure, with a juiciness to the fruit that is extremely appealing. Bright acidity, good minerality, and ample spice and earth notes. Long finish smooths out beautifully. Will improve with time. A-/A
PnP. Lovely nose of red and blackberries. A bit less ripe on the palate than these often are with a bit more dryness (in a good way). Long finish. Nice but not great; these may be more enjoyable younger for their exuberant fruit although there is more complexity here.
Strawberries, blueberries, and baking spice on the nose. Gorgeous mouthfeel, with notes of cola, ripe strawberries, and nutmeg. Long finish. This is in a nice spot right now, but will hold for several years yet. Rochioli is one of my favorite W-S bottlings, and this one does not disappoint.
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