A rebranding and repackaging for the flagship red from Gartelmann. This label has a healthy trophy cabinet and there’s no reason this one probably won’t continue that theme.
Intense, concentrated and smells thick like drying blood. Generous splodges of black and red fruit with a green pepper spice stalky vein and lumps of cocoa. Oak is heavy, but not raw. Viscous and sure footed, the tannins present a masticating rump-steak chew before turning velvety. Spice and black fruits interplay well before a very long flavour tail. Built for the long haul.
Rating: 19/20 (95/100)