Critic Reviews (2)
Community Reviews (2)
Description: Deep ruby in colour with a muted nose.
Now this is an easy drinking wine!
Positives: Cedar, cassis, blackberry, plum, thyme, rosemary, white and black peppers and bay leaves. Medium+ body with medium tannins, good acidity and a fairly long length. The 14.5% alcohol is well integrated.
Negatives: Muted nose
Drink now or over the next 2 years on its own or pair it with rack of lamb.
Tasted: 4 March 2013
Score: 9+/10, Value: 9/10, Total: 18+/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+
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Both John Szabo's and David Lawrason's review are bang on (other than DLs 'firm and tannic' comment) with this one.
The nose is fairly muted, not showing a whole lot, but it's a complete head fake 'once it hits your lips.' It's quite rich, yet fresh and focused, with red berry fruits and plum flavours, with some garrigue, a little minerality, and as DL says an animal note at the end. Lovely balance, and a velvety smooth mouthfeel. Would score higher if the nose was more expressive.