Burrowing Owl’s flagship blend opens on aromas of cassis, red currant, burlap, roasted red pepper, chocolate, paprika and some pretty violet floral notes in the background along with a hint of toasty oak. The palate is firmly structured with a full body and genuine intensity. There is toast, creamy oak, a mixture of red and black cherry, blueberry, black plum and some complexity added with baking spice and a little marzipan. It has the structure and flavours to age well, but you can also enjoy now paired with slow roasted lamb shoulder or beef Wellington. Rhys Pender, Master of Wine.
90 Points: A thickly textured red, with plum, bell pepper, tobacco and licorice flavors, matched to a rich texture. Sweet, ripe fruit emerges midpalate, fading to cedar, bell pepper and iron notes on the lingering aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2023. 1,500 cases made, 10 cases imported. — BS