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A taut, muscular style, with lots of cocoa, vanilla and toast covering the dark currant, black cherry and plum fruit. The focused finish shows nice acidity and brighter fruit, though, so let this develop with moderate cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot —James Molesworth
Creamy and rich, with orange, vanilla and lime notes mingling in the juicy structure. Tails off a little on the finish, but the flavors are seductive. Should open up nicely over time. Drink now through 2012. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. —Bruce Sanderson
Lively, refreshing and distinctive, with subtle herb notes weaving through bold currant, blueberry and a wee touch of floral character as the flavors persist. Stylish. Intense but not weighty. Drink now through 2012. 200 cases imported. —Harvey Steiman
Warm, generous and lithe, with lovely blackberry, currant and sweet spice flavors that linger on the round, gentle finish. Big but not aggressive. Drink now through 2009. 365 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Tangy, lean and focused, with spicy lemon and mineral flavors that persist onto the lively finish. Drink now through 2012. 300 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
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