Deep magenta. Highly perfumed dark berry, cherry and floral aromas are complemented by suggestions of olive, cracked pepper and allspice. Appealingly sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering juicy blackberry, cassis and cherry liqueur flavors that slowly firm up on the back half. Blends richness and energy with a sure hand and finishes impressively long and gently tannic, with the cherry, floral and spice notes recurring. This 2017 is a few steps ahead of its 2016 sibling, showing both more depth and energy, which is a neat trick for a hotter vintage. (all whole clusters

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