Deeply aromatic, opulent and powerfully ripe, plush tannins and layers of dark fruit deliver a robust palate and serious cellaring potential. Have it with roasted or grilled meats such as beef or venison, as well as hard cheeses such as cheddar and parmesan. A superb wine to be had on special celebrations.
96– Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
“… Fair to say that I love this release. It’s a mid-point wine, not too heavy, not too light, full of spice and insistence and powerful through the finish, but light and fruity enough for sheer drinking pleasure to be a key part of its shtick. Meat, pepper, a keen feeling of intricacy, dark cherries, nuts. Every now and then – if I can make this personal – I find myself staring and/or mesmerised by the handwork stitching on the lapel of a suit; this wine reminds of that. I was in a Japanese sword shop last week and the detail and adornment that goes into the handles of the great swords; craft is where the quality is, that consumed level of attention. Total Craft. Total Wine. Whatever you want to call it. This wine sits in that lineage, but the beauty is all its own.”