...nose delivers some savory, slightly tarry and earthy character with a classic, direct and easy-to-understand feel. Some dried flowers, too. The palate has medium body and delivers fleshy, round red cherries, gently savory, spicy elements and fine, long and detailed tannins.
...expansive, highly complex bouquet evokes ripe dark berries, incense, candied flowers and vanilla, and a smoky mineral flourish adds urgency and lift. Sweet and seamless on entry, offering palate-staining blackberry, cherry compote and spicecake flavors... Finishes with excellent, dark-berry-driven tenacity and smooth tannins coming in slowly.
Aromas of violet, blackberry and plum toggle between fruity and floral... Baked blackberry and black-tea flavors culminate on a short finish, with minty oak notes and scrubbing tannins.
Loamy earth and tobacco notes mingle with plum, currant and licorice flavors in this solid red. Firm tannins and clean acidity keep this balanced. Not showy, but harmonious.