This is a classic, elegant wine with a clear, well-designed structure and a long, fresh finish. It shows a lot of black fruits, licorice, violet and wisteria. On the palate, a nice roundness, smooth, charming taste, quite unctuous and fruity.
The 2015 Goulee was bottled in April 2018. Plenty of black fruit, hints of bell pepper and tobacco tucked in just underneath. It is not complex, perhaps even a little rustic, but in a positive sense of the word. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, grippy tannin. This feels lightly peppered in the mouth with that sprinkling of powdered dark chocolate from oak. Nicely structured with plenty of freshness on the finish.