Focused, with great presence to the spicy, peppery blackberry and cherry flavors, splayed over a polished frame and lingering on the expressive finish.
Intensely perfumed dark berry, violet and fruitcake scents are enlivened by peppery spice and mineral flourishes. Palate-staining black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors spread out and gain sweetness with air. Plush but lively and precise, finishing with excellent clarity and smooth, harmonious tannins.
Ripe and forward, this is powered with a generous mix of Asian spices, brown sugar and ripe, plummy fruit. A whiff of cedar accompanies pleasing complexity as it weaves along to a full-throttle finish.