Trefethen HāLo 2012
HāLo sings of its terroir. Aromas of the vineyard are intoxicating with highlights of blackberries and bay leaf. The perfume from the oak forest that surrounds the vineyard invites the palate and delivers complex and deep flavors of tobacco. The wine has a rich and velvety texture. Bold and triumphant on the palate, the flavors are robust and spicy with dark chocolate, rich cherries and a finish that goes on and on. Decanting will bring out the best in this delicious wine and the ultimate reward is given to those who can wait and let HāLo rest for a few more years in a wine cellar. HāLo should be reserved for the finest cuts of full-flavored beef, lamb, and game.
Wine SpectatorDefined by a mix of elegance, finesse and size, this is expressive, with a solid dose of spicy oak. Despite the breadth, the grace here stands out. Drink now through 2030. 525 cases made.