Appearance: Bright and clear, it has deep ruby color, with fading rims and legs. Nose: Clean, with medium intensity aromas of black fruit of dark cherries and blackberry, oak notes of cedar, pungent spice of licorice and pepper, sweet spice of tarragon, animal notes of smoked bacon. The wine is still youthful. Palate: Dry with medium acidity, the wine has medium (+) tannin of ripe and silky texture, medium alcohol and full body. It has medium (+) intensity flavors of black fruit such as dark cherries and blackberry, oak notes of cedar, animal notes of smoked bacon, pungent spice of pepper and licorice, kernel notes of cocoa. The wine has a medium (+) finish. Conclusion: Very good quality St-Joseph, the wine has a reasonably intense nose of good complexity though still quite young, and the palate shows the potential of a good wine with the balance and harmony. The acidity and alcohol is well in synch with the flavors and body, not like the New World Shiraz which may be overpowering in certain aspects. The finish is quite long, but overall quite too young for it to truly shine, and would be better if allow to age for another 3-5 years.
Wow this is just a terrific wine, still quite primary but wonderfully expressive, there are notes of dark cherry, floral perfume elements, subtle cured meats on the nose, similar palate which is quite smooth with a nice mineral rock component with a really nice smoked bacon loaded finish
This features a nice, appealing nose. 100% new oak for 36 months is evident but surprizingly starting to integrate. Complex. Black Pepper, smoke, capers, blackberry/plum fruit that is slightly confected. Briney palate that is fairly well structured. Probably wont be super long lived but will undoubtedly be better in 3 - 5 years.
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