One of my favorite wine sipping EPISODEs, ever. An enveloping, confident blend of Bordeauxs. 65% Cab, 28% Merlot, with a couple pinches of Petite Verdot, 7%. Reasonable alcohol level, 14.2, allows the majestic qualities surface and transcend each frame of the tasting. Experiencing a confident yet graceful swagger with the interweaving notes: blackberry, cherry, black pepper, leather, a little lick of licorice. A bit young, but after an hour of exposure...unique delight.
This is wine for which you make plans. It makes the moment. A tempting character in this bottle, mastery. Spellbinding. Sip 2...eased, curiously more layered in personality. This wine evokes impassioned reaction. Sip 3, startling contrast to 1 and 2. She shifts her movements and presence right in front of me. I’ll keep pouring, appreciating how her charisma continues.