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So- this is the second Cameron Hughes wine in a row.  Truth be told, I bought 4 cases of their wine, 24 different bottles X2 back in November.  I am doing a prolonged tasting of their excellently priced wine.  As a negociant they don’t grow their own grapes, relying on others for the raw product.  You should check them out on the web, great value for money.

Really dark, opaque – almost black in the glass. The legs are few and far between but they show off the 14.4% alcohol nicely.  On the nose there is sweet blackberries, mint, charcoal.  The palate is as I hoped- dark, tannic and multilayered.  Those blackberries reappear with iodine, violets and licorice.  The tannins grip, a lot.  They claw at my gums from the beginning to the end.  This varietal is normally part of a blend due to its tannic frame, brooding fruit and structure- but I do enjoy it by itself.  I get hankerings for a mouthfull of that dark, sweet fruit interlaced with hearty tannins.  The mid palate and finish echo the theme nicely with a decent length ending of blackberry, tannins and a touch of oak.  Delicious and powerful.  90 points and 5 stars for this $15 effort.  Drink till 2026 with hearty meat dishes.  Salut….