Medium deep colour, ruby-red core. Still with a youthful hint of purple. Good purity on the nose. This indicates a good level of ripeness, rather darker fruit character in this one, more towards the plum, blackberry, cassis. I think this exudes ripeness and freshness at the same time. There is a slight hint of herbal aromatic notes such as sage or almost like mint. Really good grip on the palate. It is a bit more than medium weight but with excellent flavour intensity. Freshly crushed berries. A lot of cassis, dark cherry with those lifting aromatic notes of fresh mint and sage. There is a quite good tannic grip here as well. Ripe tannin, but it really contributes to the structure and length. Well-preserved acidity as well. Really good length here, lingering, persistent, with really succulent fruit. With some spiciness going on. Truly a wine that drinks pretty well now, but I think on this level it should certainly deserve one or two more years in the cellar to develop a bit more roundness and complexity. A fine example indeed.
Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.