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Aromas of sweet cherries, cranberry, licorice, and plum are intermingled with cinnamon and raspberry - vanilla compote. The palate is beautifully focused and polished; raspberries, violets, lavender, and cranberries give way to fine dusty tannins that frame the mouth perfectly.
The final blend was 42% Merlot, 32% Malbec and 26% Petit Verdot.
92 points, Wine Spectator (June 30, 2010): “A wine with grace and finesse, complex but sleekly structured, with aromas of black cherry and mocha oak and flavors of red currant, tomato leaf and dried brown spices.
92 points, Wine Enthusiast (April 1, 2010): “This is Krupp’s best wine. Made of an unusual blend of Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot...shows tannic flavors of blackberries, currants and cola, with a bone-dry, spicy finish."
91 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (3/10): “Deep, dense, long on keenly defined black-cherry fruit and fit with complexing highlights of sweet oak, wood smoke and dried herbs...”
Just 628 cases were made. Drink now or hold up to a decade.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.