Firm and dense...black fruit, coffee and tar flavors, and finishing with anise and floral notes, bright acidity balancing the muscular tannins.
Cherry, red currant and pungent flowers on the spice- and mineral-accented nose. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering concentrated bitter cherry, dark chocolate and succulent herb flavors...very good energy and nervy cut on the persistent finish, which features a suggestion of cherry pit and gently firming tannins.
Complex aroma: baking spice and a touch earthy...really scented, opening to a light floral note, too. Firm, velvety texture but tastes cooler and less thick on the palate...there is a fine complexity on the nose. Sweet black fruit and a light spice on the finish.