Appealing nose with aromas of red currant, cocoa, black olive and cedar. This wine attacks the palate with a lively entry filled with flavors of red raspberry, spicy plum, creamy cocoa and hazelnut. Medium bodied with a well structured mid-palate. The tannins are soft yet persistent and polished, which makes for a concentrated wine with a long and pleasant finish.
September 8, 2007
75% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc
INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR - 2007 Krupp Brothers Merlot
"Medium red. Aromas of cassis, plum, mocha and milk chocolate, plus a hint of tarry oak. Juicy and penetrating, with nicely delineated flavors of redcurrant and spicy oak. Serious merlot with restrained sweetness and firm tannic support. Little sign of the 15.4% alcohol on the persistent, slightly dusty finish."—ST
"Dense and a bit racy, showing polished black cherry and spicy oak aromas, with layered currant, espresso and dusty cedar flavors that finish with firm tannins. Best from 2013 through 2017. 525 cases made." –TF