Opened recently at my local wine merchant. Don't know what I'm going to do when I don't have them to call on anymore.
Great colour: dark, translucent and bloody.
Bright red and dark fruit nose with tar and suede and a touch of smoke.
Forward and sexy but in a classic way, which matches up with what I know about 2007 as a vintage. It's taut, fleshy and well-integrated, with the tannins forming a grippy lattice around crunchy dark cherries. This will soften and get more elegant, but I really like its crunchy grip at the moment.
Tasted at Luvians, 13 July 2012