(70% cabernet sauvignon and 30% merlot; 32 h/h yield): Deep purple. Fresh and jellied blackcurrant and candied violet on the enticing nose. Sweet and suave in the mouth, with rich, creamy blueberry and tobacco flavors that linger nicely at the back. Very successful wine in the context of this vintage.
Tasted blind. Greyish crimson. Only just enough ripeness on the nose. Very fresh fruit and just slightly pinched on the end. Very much needs food – and possibly a bit more fruit weight. Short.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2024