Displays powerful spice- and mineral-accented aromas of black raspberry and boysenberry, along with suggestions of white pepper and lavender pastilles. Stains the palate with intense, spice-tinged red and blue fruit flavors, deftly marrying power and finesse. Finishes sweet, smoky and extremely long, with resonating minerality and a lingering blueberry note.
...a medium to full-bodied, nicely structured effort that exhibits lots of black cherry, smoked herbs, licorice and spice. The wine is nicely concentrated and with enough tannin...an outstanding wine...
Stylish, with a caressing edge to the black cherry, plum and blackberry flavors that stream throughout, gilded with hints of fruitcake and warmed anise. Silky but substantial tannins carry the finish.
Very concentrated. Juicy and fruity with structure. Racy and lively. A hint of meat extract and the tannins on the end are a tad dry. Sweet and fresh.