92 – 95
Deep red. Captivating bouquet of sexy Christmas spices, black raspberry, vanilla bean and cola. Lush and strikingly, concentrated, offering precise red and dark berry flavors, tangy mineral snap and a jolt of candied flowers on the back. Very suave wine with outstanding finishing clarity and punch.
($92) Vivid red. Sexy scents of black raspberry, minerals and rose. Nervy strawberry and raspberry flavors are impressively concentrated and focused, gaining richness with air. The finish is invitingly juicy, with lingering red fruit flavors. (Various importers, including Lauber Imports, New York NY)
Deep, bright red. Seductively perfumed aromas of raspberry, cherry-cola and baking spices; smells like a sexy New World pinot noir. Velvety red berry flavors show very good depth and sweetness, with bracing minerality lending urgency. Finishes sweet, focused and juicy, with a repeating note of raspberry. I could drink this now.