Ripe dark berries, pipe tobacco, vanilla and woodsmoke on the powerfully scented nose. Fleshy and expansive on the palate, offering spice-accented black and blue fruit and mocha flavors and subtle notes of candied licorice and menthol...finishes very long and spicy, displaying mounting tannins and strong, spicy persistence.
Syrah dominates the aromas, with gamy whiffs of smoke, coffee and and licorice. The tangy black-cherry fruit comes with a streak of balsamic and a hint of pine sap.
...redolent of blackberries and black plums with hints of cedar, dried Provence herbs and dusty earth with a waft of black pepper. Medium-bodied, with a good core of crunchy black fruit and some pepper and spice notes, it has a soft structure of rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long with an herbal lift.