The palate has real intensity with super round mid-palate presence. Tannins are ripe and soft, supportive of the ample fruit and certainly not overdone. Alcohol is at the upper end of the spectrum with rich, full weight in the mouth and smooth glycerol texture. It gives a creamy impression and is a wine of individual character. It’s not for everyone and therein lies its greatness.
The 2002 RBJ Theologicum is a brilliant tilt at the Southern Rhone; a dark-hued, firmly constructed, robust red with loads of pepper and spice on the nose. On the palate there are wads of raspberries and dark berry fruit, while the finish is long, dry and rewarding.
The wild, rugged and earthen aromas typically associated with the Bandol region of France provide the basis for this powerful single vineyard Mataro.
Fresh soil, tree bark, cassis and leather dominate the nose with hints of spice and chocolate coming through. The palate is elegantly rich and earthy and already beautifully balanced.
The tannins are ripe and profound and the 2004 Pict is expected to flourish and develop for many years.”
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