The strange thing about this wine is that it looks old…and at first whiff, it smells old. Its a limpid red that looks like its turning orange. And the aroma is full of soy sauce – hints of a 30 year old wine. But its just turning 5?
Aaah, just needs some time to breathe. Along with the soy theres a minty, leathery, raspberry aroma here, some cinnamon and cedar cupboard smells. Unexpected combination that. And sipping this is seriously delightful. Opens with the same minty freshness and redcurrant, then a milk chocolatey element, plum skins, jubey berry fruits, cedar, tealeaf and a bright twist of acid on the finish, perhaps the citrussy kind? This is complete and warming, and coiled and dense. Closed, coiled power you get from a wine thats too young, with a whiff of spearmint again on the finish.
Serious. Me wanty some more. 93/100