Much fresher on the nose with primary fruit more prominent than the wine closed under cork. Layer upon layer of fruit builds up on the palate in a complex, yet balanced structure. Black raspberry and blackberry are in abundance, both kept in check by lively acidity. There is an invigorating note of herbs (sage in particular), a touch of kirsch, which adds to the wines overall complexity. Long and persistent finish.
94 Points - James Halliday
Exceptional focus and structure; seamlessly woven tannins and quality oak through abundant black fruits; medium-bodied, just where it should be.