(2011) 40% Cabernet and 30 each of Mataro and Marvo. Slightly reductive, but some solid, chunky, earthy black fruit comes through and a touch of smoky oak. The palate has good fruit, with dry, mouth-filling tannins and the oak maybe just drying the finish a little.
(2011) Quite ripe and jammy, like blackcurrant jam with a touch of creamy oak adding some vanilla. Nice big soft, ripe, sweet fruit and excellent Cabernet expression, with the tannins coming in pretty abruptly, but the oak does soften and balance the finish.
(2011) Quite fresh, with good black fruit character and a fairly tight aromatic profile, just a touch of mint and a touch of charry barrel. The palate too is tight, with a slightly astringent feel to the oaky tannins and a finish that is a bit lean. This could flesh out nicely in anther year in bottle.
(2011) Ripe, sweet blackcurrant, cassis character. Mint and camphor character on the palate, with peppermint oil concentration. It is medium bodied and fresh, with good concentration and length. Quite creamy and cool in the minty finish.
(2011) Again a welterweight of minty, chocolaty character,which I presume is American oak. Very ripe black fruit beneath. The palate has huge fruit sweetness with layers of blackcurrant and plum, and a freshening core of tannin and acidity. This is international in style, but has a great fruit quality and a smooth, suave finish that is impressive.