Gyles Webb (of Tokara's neighboring vineyard Thelema) serves as a consultant at this cutting edge estate, and his meticulous attention to detail is evident in the superb quality of the wines. This intense, Merlot-based Bordeaux blend boasts concentrated flavors of blackberry, black cherry, and cassis backed by notes of tobacco and cocoa and an intriguing mineral nuance. It's fantastic now and a great example of what a few years of age can do- a beautiful, elegant and velvety smooth red. Drink now. 73% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 9% Petit Verdot.
"Taut now, but impressively concentrated, with blackberry and currant fruit harnessed by mineral, sweet tobacco and cocoa notes. Long finish stretches out to show more mint, currant and mineral flavors. Brief cellaring (or decanting) should help. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2008."