...hugely perfumed bouquet displays an array of ripe red and blue fruits, pungent flowers and exotic spices, along with hints of cola and smoky minerals. Deeply concentrated yet lively as well, offering palate-staining cherry, black raspberry and boysenberry flavors and building lavender and allspice flourishes. A smoky quality emerges on the strikingly persistent finish, which features steadily building tannins and a strong floral echo.
It slowly opens to clay, blackberries and blueberries with touches of fragrant earth, tar and violets. The palate is medium-bodied and silky with full, layered fruits and bright, energetic acidity, and it finishes very long and lifted.
Poised and polished, this opens on a delicate note than dynamically builds structure and richness, offering vibrant raspberry, savory cherry and floral tea flavors that linger toward refined tannins.