(made with destemmed fruit) Lurid ruby. Mineral-laced black raspberry and licorice aromas are lifted by peppery spice and floral notes. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering appealingly sweet dark berry flavors that tighten up slowly with air. Fresh and fruit-driven, finishing with spicy thrust and supple tannins.
(no stems) Brilliant ruby. Expansive raspberry, cherry and licorice aromas offer excellent clarity and complementary dusty mineral and violet nuances. Sharply focused and spicy on the palate, displaying very good clarity and lift to the sweet dark fruit preserve and floral pastille flavors. Shows strong intensity on the mineral-driven finish, which is framed by smooth, fine-grained tannins.
Bright violet. Intensely perfumed aromas of fresh red berries, potpourri, incense and smoky minerals; a peppery note adds spicy lift. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering juicy red and dark berry flavors along with suggestions of spicecake and candied rose. Shows very good clarity and solid punch on a long, incisive finish framed by silky, harmonious tannins.