...Smoke- and spice-accented dark fruit, rose pastille, vanilla and cola aromas, along with smoky oak and cola overtones. Palate-staining cherry, black currant and spicecake flavors are lifted and sharpened by a spine of juicy acidity. Gains flesh and weight with air and finishes appealingly sweet and very long, displaying persistent dark berry and spice notes and smooth, slow-mounting tannins.
...reveals notes of cassis, blackberries, licorice and pencil shavings. On the palate, it's full-bodied, ample and powerful, amply endowed with fine structuring tannins and concluding with a long, dry finish...
...outstanding wine. Black currants, licorice, charcoal and lead pencil notes all flow to a full-bodied, silky, polished and elegant Cabernet that's a delicious drink. Like the 2015, it was aged 11 months in 60% new French oak.