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A velvety and opulent
red, boasting flavors of black cherry, raspberry, currant and spice. This is elegant,
showing finesse and beautiful harmony, backed by a deftly integrated structure
and discreet oak. Exhibits fine length, with lingering fruit and spice details.
Best from 2019 through 2033. 50 cases imported. WS
is enough reduction present to suppress the underlying fruit. On the plus side
there is a lovely sense of tension to the very fresh, focused and overtly
powerful big-bodied flavors that possess both first-class volume and
precision, all wrapped in a youthfully austere and explosively long finale.
The tannins are relatively fine-grained for the appellation but note well that
this is a take-no-prisoners example and as such it would be pointless to open a
bottle before its 10th birthday. BH.