ITEM 8196972 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail
Polished from top to bottom, this red boasts fine-grained tannins, offering a generous core of blackberry and cassis flavors that show accents of cured black olive, sandalwood and vanilla-laced cedar, with a whiff of peppermint and dried sage, all harmonious on the long finish.
Ripe cherry, cassis, cracked pepper and incense aromas...sappy red and dark berry, vanilla, rose pastille and spicecake qualities and a sweetening cola nuance... Juicy and energetic on the long, gently chewy finish, which features well-knit tannins and lingering spice and bitter cherry notes.
...amalgam of redcurrant and blackcurrant aromas with cedary and leafy tones, dark berries and pepper and plenty of oak strut. The palate has a deep vein of black-fruit flavors, as well as plum and chocolate. Bold extract.
...weedy cassis fruit, a ripe, lush feel on the medium to full-bodied palate and a velvety, dark-chocolate finish.
Green, herby aromas with cassis and vanilla oak. Punchy acid, square tannins – though not astringent – there's an iron-rich sort of character that lends it proper sense of place.