an outstanding year!
This unquestionably superb year took advantage of fine dry weather with warm temperatures and abundant sunshine from April to late July. A rather wet August followed by a beautiful month of September and early October led to ripe, concentrated grapes. This great vintage can be compared with such years as 2000, 2009, and 2010.
Expressive nose of black fruit and liquorice
Smooth, tasty, and round on the palate with powerful, soft tannin
Powerful, well-balanced wine with plenty of freshness