...vanilla and spice take the lead in this aromatically brooding wine, followed by dried herbs and dark fruit. The flavors are pitch black, coating the palate from end to end with layers of fruit, tannins that go the distance and a graphite-filled finish that lingers.
... Big, rich, chocolaty and concentrated, with tons of blackcurrant, singed toast, vanilla bean and smoked herbs, it has full-bodied richness, building tannin and the overall balance and purity.
... Captivating aromas of cassis, blueberry, black plum, licorice, tobacco leaf and espresso, lifted by high-toned spices and flowers. Wonderfully rich, sweet and plush on the palate, offering terrific concentration and breadth to its flavors of dark berries, bitter chocolate and spices. Finishes with substantial noble tannins and slowly building, sneaky length...