2002 Chaleur Estate 1.5L Eng
Deep black color, the wine is youthful yet showing deep extracted aromas of Asian spice, black fruits, pencil snap and cassis. Layers of blueberries, plums and a meaty quality flow across the palate. Incredible concentration reveals a well integrated oak toast. Great classical structure and grip. A very fine vintage for Chaleur Estate.
"Lead pencil shavings and candied black fruits are found in the nose of the 2002 Chaleur Estate (red). An exceptional wine, it is medium to full bodied, thick hugely concentrated, and powerful. Its inky, tarry core of fruit displays waves of cassis and blackberry liqueur as well as copious quantities of ripe tannin. I’m convinced this effort will shut down soon before roaring back with a vengeance in a few years, when the tannin has melted into the fruit. Projected maturity; 2012-2025."