The colour is beautifully translucent garnet red with light-orange, transparent edges.
After about one hour, there is a very careful, lovely scent of obvious worn leather, distinct eucalyptus, dusty gravel, cumin, glue, dried mushrooms, white peppers, balsamic herbs and tiny notes of cardamon emerging when putting the nose to the glass. After yet another two hours, oil paint, fresh notes of mint and a very deep, delicate and gorgeous inner perfume suddenly appears. Moreover, there is lavender bath soap. Quite amazing change into an already fine, but now a lovely, deep and very beautiful nose.
The taste offers layers of fresh, pure and cool, but currently sourish red fruit. Other mid palate aromas are fennel, Swedish lakrisal, white pepper, gravel, grape juice, herbs, clove, exotic spices and blood orange. Texture is velvety, little dusty, but very polished and tannins are quite ripe, but still rasps the tongue just a little so it needs to settle and integrate more. The acidity is full of balsamic grape peel and is energetically fresh, that is actually not as whining as expected. It is a super round and well-balanced wine with slim and feather-light Volnay type that is handcrafted with precision and transparently complex, but even though there is no disturbing notion of oak, the wine is maybe a just a little too polished and overly sweet for my taste.
We find a nose with lots of cherries, ripe berries, red current and tea here. A few hours after opening the wine it reveals much, much more depth and complexity. The mid palate now offers hints of paint, solvent and even more ripe fruit. There is also a bit of sharpness on the nose, probably from the acidity.
When tasting the wine we are met with quite high levels of acidity that certainly adds freshness and energy to the wine. There is also an abundance of licorice, cherries, eucalyptus, grape fruit, and some hints of minerals and herbs.
The tannins are very silky and stay with us in the finish in collaboration with the acidity. Unfortunately there are also hints of bitterness from the grape fruit at the end, which for me affects the overall impression of the wine.
This is a quite intense wine with freshness, energy and a complexity. It is highly recommended to decant for a couple of hours before consumption.