axr sleeping lady 2018
the 2018 vintage was a slow growing season with very little heat spells which allowed the fruit to ripen steadily while protecting the acidity. it ended up giving fruit that was harvested at optimum conditions with the ripeness that the winemaker could choose since there was no rain threat at all in the late season. this translated in the cellar into wines that are complex, juicy yet framed with beautiful acidity.
on the rim: deep, dark eggplant with touches of navy and magenta on the rim
on the nose: explosion of spices and herbs like thyme, bay leaf, pepper and nutmeg with touches of dark fruit like cassis and dark chocolate with paprika
on the palate: fresh entrance evolving on a mid-palate that has both freshness and silkiness with touches of boysenberry and cranberry sauce and red currant lingering on freshness