Primus The Blend 2010
Blend: 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Carmenere, 23% Syrah, 10% Merlot
his Cabernet-led blend of four grapes opens with slightly medicinal, granular aromas of latex and iodine, but with time earthy black-fruit scents take over. Primus delivers a dense, meaty mouthfeel and saturated, almost heavy flavors of ripe blackberry, blueberry and chocolate. Yes, it's a touch plodding but for a big, bold wine it gets things right. Drink through 2016.
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