Quite bombastic on the nose. Dark plum, licorice and ripe blackberry explode from the glass. The same flavours replay on the palate, along with sweet vanilla and spice box notes. There are fine grained tannins and a good spine of acidity. There is some brambly, “rusticity” to this vintage, but the pure driving Duoro fruit ensures that stays as a layer of complexity, not the dominant feature. This is drinking beautifully now, with tannins that scream for roasted red meats or lamb chops, but would age gracefully for a decade or more with ease.
$25 per bottle (includes HST)
12 bottles per case