2014 BLACK AND BLUE - FORTIFIED ZINFANDEL
The Winefront - review by Gary Walsh
I forgot how it was sealed and tried ramming a corkscrew through the wax. Curses, Dooders, foiled again!
I’m not sure I like this nearly so much as the excellent 2012, though maybe it’s the cork, or me on the day. Peppered prunes, dusty wood, some violet-like perfume, tar and blackberry jam. Thick and fleshy, chocolate and violets, firm and drying grainy tannin, earthy and spicy, with a pretty long finish. Feels a little flat – steamroller over bitumen – but has an undeniably large personality.
Rated : 91+ Points
Tasted : Jul16
Alcohol : 21.5%
Price : $35 (375ml)
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2016 - 2020+