Rosemont of Virginia 2015 Kilravock
Aromatically complex with plums, red cherries, spice box, dried flowers and a bit of bair topsoil right after a thunderstorm. It wears its ABV (14.4%) well, showing of spicy dark fruits -- blueberries and plums with a few course grinds of black pepper, grilled woody herbs, dark chocolate and a hint of campfire coals on the finish. Smooth with rounded tannins but a nice bit of acidity. Overall, it edges on a bit oaky, but holds the line thanks to ripe, complex fruit and a certain freshness.
Producer: Rosemont of Virginia
Blend: 40% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Franc, 24% Petit Verdot
* Review sample provided by the winery