Powerful aromas of cherry, cassis and dark chocolate are given lift by a peppery element that gains strength with air. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering pliant dark fruit, floral pastille and chewing tobacco flavors and a strong jolt of exotic spices. Round, even tannins build steadily on an impressively long, focused finish that emphatically repeats the floral and spice notes.
Intense berry and black currant aromas meet with loamy earth, purple flowers and spice rack on the nose...presenting a polished grip that envelops cola, carnation and red-fruit flavors, with an acidity that pops on the finish.
...opens broody at first—with smoked cranberries, dried red cherries, wild blackberries and a hint of blue fruit—before opening to notions of crushed rock, potpourri and dried flowers with earthy touches. Medium to full-bodied, it's silky with well-managed fruitiness, a plush frame and great freshness on the long, elegant finish.
Black cherries, ground herbs, cedarwood, and hints of tobacco...a medium-bodied red that has beautiful fruit, ripe, polished tannins, and a great finish. It's complex, balanced, and shines more for its elegance and texture than outright power and richness.