Nuances of tobacco and soy sauce as well as ripe plums and a great balance of fruit and precisely crafted dry tannins and a firm, but polished finish.
...very good balance between fruit and more developed aromas, with hints of leather and cherries, spices and smoke, very clean and with good volume in the palate.
Ripe cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by hints of licorice, coconut and woodsmoke. Broad and fleshy, in the style of this hot vintage, offering singed plum, cherry compote and dark fruit liqueur flavors and a refreshing hint of spiciness on the back half. Finishes long, smooth and smoky, with a strong echo of warm dark fruits and round, even tannins that add subtle grip.