Deep, bright ruby-red. Aromas of ripe red cherry, tobacco and loam, with a smoky cocoa overtone. Coconutty, sweet and fleshy in the mouth, offering tactile red berry and aromatic herb flavors of noteworthy volume and depth. Finishes long and creamy. A richer, more concentrated wine than the 2013 Montessu, but I found this vintage of Barrua almost too ripe and international in style.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2022