Jasper Morris – 90-93
I wish I could get more out of the bouquets today! I do not think it is that the wines are lacking in fruit or character, they just seem reluctant to express anything much aromatic this morning. Slightly sweeter blacker fruit on the palate, nice density, and medium plus length.
Burghound – 88-86
A notably floral-inflected nose features additional notes of red and dark cherry, spice, earth and a whiff of oak. Once again there is a marked contrast between the refined mouthfeel of the mid-palate and the finish that is somewhat tough and a bit green, short and bitter. It’s hard to see this recovering though optimists could elect to cellar and see.