Interesting aromatics reveal damson plum, cinnamon, clove and herbal scents, shifting to sweet ripe red fruits in the mouth. Medium weight, nicely balanced with lingering plummy and spicy notes on the finish.
Enticing fresh lemon butter with smoky and toasty aromas evolve to delicate lemon drops with zesty acidity, a lick of mineral and lingering apple/pear notes on the finish. Delicious and harmonious California-style Chardonnay delivering more than expected.
A Traditional Method fizz combining 70% Chardonnay with 30% Pinot Noir showing mellow citrus and subtle berry scents with rich lemon citrus flavour leading on the palate. Red berry and vanilla flavours emerge on mid-palate with a lick of caramel on the finish.
All the pieces are here: fruit, oak, concentration and acid, but the wine is disjointed and requires another year to integrate. Flavour-wise there is peach, pear, flint, honey, anise and caramel. The palate is creamy with a lengthy aftertaste. Hold until 2014, and then drink until 2018.
Dark, dense and bold, yet possessing a refined elegance and great texture, bright flavours of plum, raspberry, tea and fresh herbs, silky tannins and a long, long finish. A great example of how good Carménère can be.
Dark ruby. Black fruits, earthy and slightly spicy oak notes. Full body, dense fruity taste in the intense middle palate. Somewhat coarse finish of good length, a bit warm on the tongue. Drink now and over the next 2 to 3 years.
Soft and round with ripe berries, chocolate, leather, tobacco and a touch of meatiness; supple tannins, a bit raw with respect to finesse but quite plush and drinkable. Will improve and become more integrated with a little more time in the bottle.