2016 Newton Vineyard The Puzzle, Spring Mountain District, USA (750ml)
In the early 1990s, as Peter Newton worked to redefine the signature style of Newton wines, he developed a complex blend of 71 small vineyard blocks along the contours of Spring Mountain – giving a new meaning to “Puzzle.” This Bordeaux blend is about elegance, richness, great power and a beautiful long finish. Spice-forward with Herbs de Provence, tobacco, cacao, plum and fig aromas commingling. On the palate, the 2016 Puzzle’s firm, round tannins are pleasantly complemented by a distinct umami characteristic.
This red is thick, weighty and tannic, an earthy commingling of several Bordeaux reds as one. Cedar, oak and tobacco wrap around darkblack fruit and grippy texture. - Wine Enthusiast 95pts
Slightly leafy blueberry and blackcurrant aromas lead to a palate that has a very fluid, neat and attractive core of fresh plums and blueberries. Firm with long and regal tannins. Try from 2022. - James Suckling 94pts
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