The wine is dark in color with a dense, deep-concentrated layered fruit aromas that are incredibly spicy. In the mouth you’ll find very concentrated framboise flavors, smoky wood tones, and fine tannins. Meaty, with great structure and age worthiness. It has macerated for two weeks in an open-top fermenter with punch-downs two to three times a day. Aged for 23 months in 100% French oak (33% new François Frères) and lightly egg-white fined prior to being bottled unfiltered.
95 Points Wine Enthusiast Cellar Selection - Built for aging, this tightly wound, elegant and yet grand wine is sure to develop more nuances and smoothness with time. It smells enticingly like cedar, tobacco and dark chocolate-covered blueberries, yet retains a firmness and reserve that doesn't let those melt into richness on the palate quite yet. Store this confidently in a cool place and enjoy it 2020–2025.