Monteverro 2015, James Suckling

Wow. The nose here is alive with oyster shell, iodine, crushed stones, lavender, freshly picked blackcurrants, licorice and dried sage and thyme. Full-bodied and very deeply flavored, but the tannins are beautifully polished and dialed-in. The juxtaposition between sweet and sour flavors and umami nuances is enough to take anyone’s breath away. Delicious now, but better in 2024.