Luxuriantly smooth, this deeply fragrant, firmly structured, plush and seamless wine marries deep, ripe fruit with superb oak and tannin. Its heady bouquet of cassis, dark plums, blueberries and plain chocolate overlies assertive cedar/vanilla oak, with nuances of forest floor. Steeped in sumptuous cassis and dark cherry-like flavour, the palate has a plumpness and richness of fruit tightly interwoven with cedar/dark chocolate oak and a powdery spine of drying tannin. There's a hint of confiture about the fruit, while it finishes very slightly spirity, with lingering nuances of dark olives. Drink 2015-2023.
Jeremy Oliver, jeremyoliver.com - 96 Points