Enticing lift to the aromas of redcurrant, black pepper, sage, mint, spices and flowers. Concentrated and fresh...nicely delineated flavors of plum, redcurrant, spices and herbs. The tannins are firm but fairly sweet, and the finish persistent.
...attractive blue and black fruits in the nose, along with some new oak in the background, the bouquet reveals a lack of focus.... Medium-bodied and intact aromatically and flavor-wise...
...subtle, well-balanced style that weaves together complex tobacco, cigar box, currant and spice flavors. Turns beefy, with leather, mineral and sage notes and firm tannins.