Spicy mulberry, blackberries, bitumen and cigar. Coco and herb edged fruit sits in the glass and opens with air. Opening with dark chocolate and cherry nuance, the peaty background comes of age and styles the graceful personality of this vineyard.
Wine SpectatorPlush, intense and vivid in flavor, this is aromatic with herbal cherry and currant character, leading into ripe fruit that's balanced with creamy, spicy, chocolate-tinged oak notes. A wine of great presence and length. Powerful, but not even close to being over the top. Drink now through 2015. 500 cases imported.
The Wine AdvocateThe Bordeaux varietals begin with the 2005 Merlot Brookman Vineyard. Sourced from a 65-year-old vineyard, it is opaque purple-colored with an expressive perfume of toasty oak, mulberry, blackberry, black raspberry, and chocolate. Layered, rich, and thick, it can be drunk now but will evolve for 5-7 years.