A very savory and succulent Alion with so much complexity of flavor with berries, chocolate and dried meat. Some cedar, too. Full body. Vertical and very long. Purity of fruit and tannins to this wine.
...ripe black fruit and a creamy texture...with depth, freshness and terrific balance...shows more primary and floral aromas and is nicely textured and with fine tannins.
Heady smoke- and mineral-accented aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, incense and potpourri, plus hints of vanilla and cola in the background. Densely packed, alluringly sweet and focused on the palate, offering intense black currant, cherry-vanilla and candied licorice flavors and a touch of exotic spices. Sappy, smooth and seamless in texture, finishing with powerful thrust and velvety tannins that come in late to add shape and gentle grip.
Full, polished tannins contain a rich profile of cherry, espresso and loamy earth notes. There's plenty of heft here but also refinement, with herb, olive and toast elements rounding out the finish.