Deep, youthful dark garnet towards purple showing multiple layers of fascinating complexity on both the nose and palate as the wine slowly but elegantly opens up. The nose features concentrated notes of freshly picked black currants, blackberries, roasted herbs, luxurious cigars, pencil shavings as well as floral notes such as dried rose petals and violets. Full-bodied with great fruit extraction, the wine graces the palate with on first attack ripe black fruit, roasted herbs, a delicate touch of green with bell pepper and tobacco leaves followed on the mid-palate by graphite, bittersweet licorice, a touch of spice with well-balanced acidity and an intense, powerful tannic structure providing an impressively muscular, robust and mind-blowing backbone, unexpected hints of leather with almost sweet black forest fruits and distinctive notes of the finest swiss dark chocolate (think Lindt 85% cocoa) melting in the mouth on the long, luscious and (dare I say) orgasmic finish. This is a wine that IMHO can age and develop further with easily 8-10 more years if not even longer than that.
Decidedly different than other kosher Bordeaux’s on the market, this wine is mean, green and concentrated. The deep and brooding color in the glass foreshadows the sensory experience that follows. Resounding notes of concentrated black fruit and lead pencil greet the nose and provide a supporting role to green-and-black-laden flavors that grace the palate. Black licorice, cassis and bell pepper mix with charred earth and dark chocolate to deliver a complex and mouth filling experience that makes you go hmmm. Full-bodied with muscular tannins, balanced acidity and a bit of texture, this wine is structured to age. And on the long finish, distinct notes of plum fade into a sweet berry soiree that make you reach for another pour. Excellent now and for the next 6-8 years.
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