Aromas of cedar, ripe berry fruit and hints of toasty oak offer solid clues as to what comes across on the palate. Intense and well-balanced, the supple blackberry and black cherry flavors pick up a nice dose of creamy mocha and toasty oak on the finish. —James Laube
Seems bone dry at first, with steely white peach, mineral and quince notes held in check by vibrant acidity. Long, bracing finish unwinds in the glass to show more depth, with hints of orange blossom, lanolin and fig. A backward wine that needs cellaring. —James Molesworth
Lovely perfume here, with raspberry and kirsch aromas and flavors leading the way for racy mineral, violet and graphite flavors. Long, racy finish shows fine purity and acidity for the vintage. Accessible now, but will benefit from time. Drink now through —James Molesworth
Densely structured and shrouded in cocoa and toast, this very concentrated wine has a massive core of blackberry, tar, game and mineral notes that will need cellaring to harmonize fully—but when it does ... Almost like a Northern Rhône in its focus and —James Molesworth
This has all the ripe, nearly exotic plum, blackberry, briar and bacon aromas and flavors of the vintage, but without any of the hard edges. Seriously plush and fleshy through the finish, which shows floral hints as well. Gorgeous. Drink now through 2020. —James Molesworth
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