Tobacco, earth and herbs intermingled with violets grab your olfactory immediately. With a moment to breathe mineral, fresh meat and spice box come to the fore. Red fruits like cherry, plum and raspberry tickle the palate. Long, firmly structured yet smooth tannins coat the mouth and linger for minutes while you ponder what this wine is and what it will become.
Wine Enthusiast awarded the previous vintage 97 points in their November issue and then deemed it the #8 wine in the world to cellar as part of their Top 100 Cellar Selections! We like the 2011 even better (honest, we are not just saying that!).