(2007) There's a definite note of minerality comes through on this, with plenty of charry, smoky oak, and then a fine cherry fruit. There is cream and a vivid plum pie fruitiness, but it seems quite bright and Pinot-like. On the palate it is quite generous and broad, with a silky texture and a good deal of bite. Good, fresh acidity, with plenty of bite. This has masses of spice and charry espresso in the finish.
(2006) Vanilla and quite ripe fruit notes. A touch of earthier character. The fruit is very sweet and quite rich on the palate, with an edge of sweetness and plenty of acidity to counterbalance. There's a red liquorice bittersweet quality and a rounding touch of cedary oak.