14 July 2014

Saxum James Berry Vineyard 2011

Oh, the delights of Saxum!  My friend snagged a couple bottles of the 2011 James Berry Vineyard release, and we decanted one and shared it over a lovely meal of grilled meats.

The smell was heavenly - licorice, spice, herbs, laurel.  So many layers and nuances.

We let it sit for about 30 minutes in the decanter before pouring.  The aromas were even more refreshing as the wine opened up, revealing fruit notes as well.

On the palate, it was round and smooth, with smoke and spice leading the charge and dark fruits, like black cherry, bringing up the rear.  The finish just went on and on.

It was a wonderful bottle to share with friends.