Lush, with texture and cherry and spice flavors that envelop the palate. The flavors are persistent, with hints of vegetal and spice notes in turn. The structure is well-integrated, and this has class and length.
...super-ripe black raspberry and cassis mingled with tobacco, iron filings, and brown spices. An enormously sappy, palate-staining primary fruit concentration on the palate is underlain by more obvious tannin...finishes with redoubtable length by clamping down on the palate with tenacious, toothy grip.