Nose: It delivers a complex perfume of toasty new oak, graphite, violets, incense and assorted black fruits
Mouth: Medium-bodied. On the palate it displays an elegant personality, excellent depth, succulent flavors, and a long, pure finish. Give it another 3-4 years to fully blossom and drink it from 2013-2022. Good integration of oak, tannin,acidity and zest, a lengthy finish. Long aging potential.
Vat: Cooperage: New French & American Oak. Aged: 18 months.
Alcoholic fermentation: Fermentation: 7-15 days at 22°C-26°C at controlled temperature, pump over.
Malolactic fermentation: Malolactic Fermentation: Alcohol: 13.7% by volume pH: 3.5 g/l TA: 5.3 g/l Residual Sugar: 2.7 g/l
Maceration: Maceration Period: 7-15 days in contact with its solid parts.
Oak aging: 18 months
Total acidity: 5.55 g/l
Volatile acidity: 0.8 g/l
Reducing sugar: 2.8 g/l
Extract: 31.02 g/l
Free sulfur dioxide: 20 mg/l
Total sulfur dioxide: 77 mg/l
Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) 91