Gorgeous crème de cassis, crushed flowers, white chocolate, and espresso notes all give way to a full-bodied, thrillingly textured, layered red that has terrific tannins, no hard edges, and a great, great finish.
...scents of juicy plums, cassis, dark cherry compote and blackberry essence. The nose continues with seamless oak tones of vanilla and cinnamon that compound with elements of juicy tobacco and fresh violets. Full-bodied...explodes on the palate with a kaleidoscope of red and black fruit flavors, a spicy undercurrent and a firm tannic structure...concludes with bitter dark chocolate flavors, dark cherry skin essence and elevated alcohol.
Pure, dark scents of cassis, black cherry, licorice and bitter chocolate are complicated by violet and loam notes. Very suave, smooth and juicy on entry, then perfumes the mouth with red and darker berries, spices, menthol, dark chocolate and flowers...boasts excellent definition and lift but also attractive pliancy in the middle palate. An energetic midweight with superb concentration and a firm structure but no hard edges. Finishes very long and alive, with dusty but refined tannins...
This is a solid, dusty blend with chewy tannins...focused, ripe fruit and a long, flavorful finish...shows cool richness and intensity with dried-herb and tar undertones to the fruit.