Late Harvest Shahpar
2014 Darius II
The Crown Jewel of the Darioush estate, Darius II captures the diverse and exquisite beauty within each vintage. With an uncompromising commitment to crafting a wine with complexity, composure and refinement, Darius II is the hallmark of the Darioush style.
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Bearing the remarkable complexity, poise and seamlessness that has become synonymous with this estate’s crown jewel, 2014 Darius II expresses in equal parts the pure character of its primarily hillside origins and the delicate nuance of an idyllic vintage.
On entry, sensational aromas of blueberry, blackcurrants, crème de cassis and spring blooms beckon an intensely voluptuous palate laden with tangy black and blue fruits—black cherry, plum and licorice flavors are framed by soft, finely-knit tannins and an impeccably delicate acidity. The wine is rich and opulent, with persistent notes of leather, tobacco and sandalwood incense adding depth and intrigue. A decadent earthy core of bittersweet cocoa and finely ground espresso lent by mountainside vineyards, is balanced by a fresh, lifted quality; flourishing beautifully in its youth, this wine is sure to reward the patient collector over the next decade or two.