Critic Reviews (5)
Community Reviews (4)
Powerful nose of dark fruit - plum, blackberry and some blueberry - accented by kirsch and a touch of floral and spice aromas. The initial mouthfeel is gorgeous - a silky, mouth-coating explosion of blackberry, cherry and subtle earthy spice. By mid palate, a drying bitterness sets in and stays. The finish is long but largely dominated by a bitterness that I personally didn't love. This wine benefitted from a bit of air plus slight chill to cellar temp. A little roast beast on the side might have been nice too!
If you LOVE top CdP and really LIKE Penfolds Bin 138, then you will quite like this.
I had muted my expectations based on the community feedback, but am pleasantly surprised by how nice this tastes.
More blackberry jam and tannic bite than the two mentioned above, but definitely a great value/20 buck GSM.
Loved the nose, but got a bit disappointed with the bitterness. Found the fruit muted by high alcohol. If this wine is Rolling Stones, it is more Keith Richards than Mick.