The wine is a vibrant deep purple in color with intense aromas of blackcurrant, violets, dark berries and a hint of chocolate on the nose. Aromas promised on the nose are delivered in a rich, concentrated and well-balanced full-bodied palate. A backbone of sweet oak and long velvety tannins complete the structure and the wine finishes with a silky mouthfeel and excellent length.
"So I'm a sucker for Clare. It's not just how cool and absolutely balanced this wine feels, with nothing heavy or hot as it melts over you, a shower of flavors and deep, refreshing fruit. The wine puts on its performance, fragrant, fresh, saturated with fruit, then it just stands there, lifted and gleaming, center stage, as if to finish by taunting 'I'm in Clare, and you're not.' And as that pure, bright flavor slowly recedes, the only way to get it back is to take another sip, and gain the pleasure of Clare all over again. A masterwork from winemaker Caroline Dunn."
-Wines & Spirits