2012 appears to offer a greater potential than 2011. The fruit is more present and there’s a sweetness that helps soften the acidity in the wines making them less strident than in 2011. The tannins, too, feel a little more fleshed out which also calms what can sometimes be a robust nature in these wines. This is not 2009 or 2010, but there are some attractive pickings in these appellations.
The nose exudes a rounded red fruit and liquorice, with a touch of smoke
Cherry, tea leaf with a hint of mint on the well balanced finish.