Nose Soars brazenly, immediately cabernet – tomato relish/chutney, cassis.
Other fruits edge forward for shelf-space – yellow fleshed plum (El Dorado?) and ripe persimmon.
Intriguingly, other less assertive aromatics offer more complexity: sage soaked in butter/oil (pre-saltimbocca
preparation); olive leaf/turmeric spices, caper brine.
Reticent oak (cedar) noted – manifested as a seasoned/maturation character.
Medium-bodied; elegantly framed. No mid-palate deficiencies!
Blackcurrant and plum fruits sit alongside mocha/chocolate/walnut flavours.
Oak? A genteel (washed, older oak) character – affording a maturation, not a flavour imprint.
Mouth-watering with fine, rounded/polished tannins.
In sharp palate contrast – a finessed, varietally-driven alternative to the muscular and Grange-like Bin 707 Cabernet.