Color has lightened a touch, 90% saturated violet. Nose is medium intense, nicely balanced and has shed off some of the grease and cheesy-ness. Palate is also less unctious, but is maybe showing even nicer balance and grace without all the baby fat. Tannins are still plentiful and soft but the overall acidic backbone will probably only give this another year or two of support for the fruit flavors. Great qpr and can pair up from pizza to bbq with ease (treat like Zin) 4+11+17+6 = 88
Sorry, Yanks. Won't find this in the states. Brought two bottles home from Oz after discovering this gem in a little wine shop in Port Douglas. A thick, complicated, fat fruit bomb with lithe body, supple tannins, and honest extraction that makes no excuses for being OTT. A Mollydooker in sheep's clothing and at Eliza Doolittle pricing. Love it (5+12+17+7) = 91
Very dense purple >95% opaque. Big, unctious cassis and what I describe as "mud Au Gratin" (earth and cheesy potato) on the nose. Has a very creamy attack and powerful dark fruit palate. Lush, but simple, tannins with very large body and structure in there. Smooth, medium to long on the finish. Very nice. (5+12+16+7) = 89
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