My first time trying this vintage and only second time trying the winery.  Spectacular showing.  This wine was allowed to breathe for about 8 hours and still needed more air.  Some vigorous swirling in the glass allowed it to open, but it really needs more cellar time.  Purple in color, magenta at the rim.  The nose has cassis, blueberries, iodine and sandalwood.  Beautiful.  On the palate, there is some initial warmth but that disappears with air.  Very smooth.  Balance.  medium tannins. Cassis, blueberries, slight char, clean and dry earth on the palate.  Tightly packed layers.  Great juicy texture.  Long finish.  A real treat.  

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
98
Vintage: 
2012

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