Villa Creek High Road 2014
VinousInky ruby. Ripe cherry, dark berry preserves, incense and candied licorice on the deeply perfumed nose; a smoky mineral quality adds vivacity. Broad, sweet and seamless in texture, offering deeply concentrated black and blue fruit, rose pastille and spicecake flavors and a subtle touch of cola. Shows outstanding energy and focus on the endless, alluringly sweet finish, which is given shape by slow-building tannins and sharpened by a jolt of juicy acidity. The marriage of power to finesse is really impressive.