... Exotically perfumed, pungent bouquet displays an array of red fruit, floral and spice scents, along with notes of vanilla, mocha, fresh bay and pipe tobacco. Broad, palate-staining redcurrant and cherry compote flavors are given spine by tangy acidity and show a suave floral pastille quality. Tannins...add shape to the very long, sappy finish, which features sweet floral and cherry qualities. The blend of richness and vivacity...impressive.
...more “jubilant” and flamboyant on the nose...with touches of kirsch, crushed violet and flecks of dark chocolate. The palate offers hints of toffee and mocha infusing the seductive red berry fruit. It is well-balanced with crisp acidity and a pleasing menthol-tinged finish.