...shows rich complexity on the nose, with aromas of red cherries, smoked pork, tight graphite, a hint of maple and then violets, lilacs and other purple flowers. The flavors are soft with red and purple fruit, but solidly seasoned with anise, black pepper and spicy herbs, with all elements extremely well integrated.
Earthy, dark and red cherry with resinous herbs – pine or redwood, rosemary and bay. Lots of concentration through the mid palate without heaviness. Mouth-watering acidity, fine-grained, taut tannins, and a rock-salt-crunch finish. Lots of length. Distinctive.