By: Greg St. Clair
K&L Staff Member
When I first smelled this wine I couldn’t believe it, it was like someone had taken out the spice drawer, turned it on its end and poured everything into my glass of wine. It was so aromatic it was hard to concentrate. Incredible layers of wild cherry, marzipan, dried flowers, a kitchen sink of Middle Eastern spice, star jasmine…it’s like the whole alphabet was there. Once on the palate, the wine flows luxuriously across it, displaying layers of wild cherry with hints of leather that gradually focus the wine as it stretches out into a long finish. Fine tannins gradually build showing the power and structure that lie just under the surface of this delectable wine. Capable of aging 15-20 years but delicious now.
2nd Tasting notes from February 19, 2016: While the kaleidoscope of flavors is still in the nose the wines interior structure is tighter, more focused and more linear, it is still wildly good to drink (I'd decant for 1-2 hours) it just shows the aging potential for this wine. Really extraordinary!
Drink from 2016 to 2030