Kirkcrest Imports, Danville CA.
Ten years on.
Ruby. Oak vanilla and a high tone of purple iris hovers above blackberry fruit. In size and weight this is more like a Margaux than a Saint-Estèphe. It has a good heart, the cassis fruit runs freely with a nudge of licorice. Ripe tannins that develop darkness and strength as it finishes. Shows the minerality of Saint-Estèphe along its second half, a gravel and sandstone seam that is authentic. Now – 2030.