Black color. Pretty, expressive nose of wood smoke, briary dark berry &, when first opened, a hint of sweet, stewed tomatoes. Normally I don't think tomato works in a wine profile, but in this case it works. Lovely, expressive nose. The deep fruit balancing the stemmy elements. Lush, full entry of juicy blackberry & blueberry flavors all wrapped in oak smoke & tannins. Those tannins dominate the finish. This needs food & went really nicely with the grass feed Aussie rib-eyes off the grill pan. Lovely wine if you can tame the tannins with food.
Propelled by dominating notes of black olive, charred timber and an underpinning of fresh earth, this Central Coast red hits the mark. Ripe fruit comes into play with black cherry, currant and red berries. Rustic, with savory grilled herbs flowing down the path dotted by hints of cedar and spice box. A well appointed, long lasting finish gleaming with coffee and shades of tobacco. Showing well for a wine of it's age, this Justification has already probably peaked, so drink up.
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