The Fritz, on the other hand, is a dark, powerful, muscular style of late harvest Zin. It can do with a few years in the cellar, but it’s already well balanced and complex enough to enjoy tonight!
Chocolate, tobacco, dates and tree bark greet the nose with a spicy top note from both fruit and wood. This is decidedly sweet on the palate and filled with truffle, date, fig and dried prune flavors. There are some noticeable tannins and a layer of wood spice here adding complexity. This is rich and powerful, in a style that could take some age nicely, but it already shows fine integration. Reveals bright, plummy fruit tones on the very long, wood spiced finish. 91pts