Aromas of ripe fruit such as sweet strawberries and hints of orange peel and chocolate. Medium to full body, soft and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Riper style.
The wine's various elements are intact and focused. Dark cherry, candied plum, exotic spice, tar and licorice form a united front.
Ripe red cherry, sweet spices, grilled beef and blood orange, plus hints of cedar and new oak.
The palate is in the grip of this, too, for the moment, but underneath there is truly compact, rich, tangy cherry with lots of demanding tannins and a wonderful, subtle oak note.