"There's a scant 80 cases of the fresh, elegant 2012 Hermitage Arena Mica, which was completely destemmed and aged 12 months in 300-liter French oak prior to bottling. It has pretty black raspberries, currants, olive, cracked black pepper and spring flowers in its medium-bodied, nicely textured, rich and balanced profile. All about supple, pure fruit, it has solid mid-palate density, nicely integrated acidity and moderate, sweet tannin. Drink this beauty anytime over the coming decade."
, December 2015