An intensely perfumed, heady nose: thickly scented. The palate is rich and beautifully textured. Mulitlayered opulence, with ripe black fruits and a pleasing touch of counterbalancing cocoa bitterness. This is well defined: a wine of precision and impeccable balance and harmony.
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All the Symington wines had exceptionally deep colours. This one has a particularly deep blackish-purple, still with a blueish hue. On the already-expressive nose I found prunes, something floral and a note of balsam, plus lots of freshness. Relatively open on the palate too. Rather elegant and the hugely sweet fruit almost covers a massive charge of silky tannins. This is almost like a sweet, tannic table wine. Pure and polished. Sweeter than most. One of those wines that some people might easily persuade themselves could be drunk relatively young, Satin textured.
Ready 2019 - 2022
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Mature 2000 - 2015
Young 2025 - 2050