Terroir-inspired aromas of pennyroyal and sassafras shine through on the nose, alongside notes of plum, hard cherry candy, clove, nutmeg and earth. The entry is round and silky, offering a broad spectrum of berry flavors, ranging from dark red fruit to blueberries and blackberries, all supported by posh oak and undertones of tobacco, leather and earth. An excellent tannin structure adds to the appealing texture of this wine and leads to a finish supported by refreshing acidity.
"Deep ruby color; complex, earthy cherry aromas with some toasty oak notes; deep, rich, dark cherry flavors with complex earthy notes; some toasty oak; silky texture; good structure and balance; long finish. Deep, rich and complex, this is just a pleasure to drink."
"This shows the classically dry structure of Goldeneye, with firm tannins and tart acidity, as well as a fine core of cherry, cola, red currant and oak flavors. Not quite as intense as Goldeneye’s ageable vineyard bottlings, but not too far off."