...expansive, spice-accented bouquet displays lively red/dark berry qualities... Sweet and energetic on the palate, offering concentrated black raspberry, cherry-cola and star anise flavors that are braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Shows excellent clarity and spicy thrust on a very long, gently tannic finish that strongly echoes the cherry and floral notes.
The herbal components really shine here, finessing the firm black cherry fruit with a panoply of Italian spices...savory style, anchored in its dark fruits and finishing with a touch of barrel spice from 30% new oak.
Precise and appealingly brooding, blending black and red fruit, laced with orange peel, stony mineral and clove flavors that build toward buffed yet refined tannins.
This offers a deep, red-cherry core of aromas and flavors with mouthwatering freshness on the palate and plenty of juicy, pure red cherries at the finish.