...complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes red fruit preserves, incense and potpourri, with smoky mineral and Asian spice... Juicy, appealingly sweet and concentrated yet lithe on the palate, offering intense raspberry, cherry liqueur, spicecake flavors and a hint of candied rose on the back half. Delivers solid punch but comes off graceful, showing absolutely no rough edges on its extremely long, vibrant, red fruit-driven finish.
…nose is layered: blackberries, boysenberries and marionberries are accented by spicy nuances of licorice, loamy earth, tar, blood orange, dried violets and autumn leaves. The medium-bodied, silky palate gives up loads of ripe, earth-laced fruits with a firmer, albeit grainy frame and good freshness to lift the long, densely flavored finish.
Sleek and refined, with steely black raspberry, crushed stone and black tea accents that take on structure toward well-framed tannins.