...powerful and mighty. It shows great structure and length, with a minty, spicy undercurrent met by crushed rock, caramel and black cherry.
...showed beautifully, with classic cassis and blue fruits as well as complex notes of bay leaf/bouquet garni, sappy flowers, tobacco, iron, and hints of spice...balanced, has fine tannins, terrific balance, and a great finish.
...vibrant notes of Morello cherries, boysenberries and blackcurrant preserves, plus suggestions of crushed rocks, wild sage and cigars. Firm and chewy in the medium to full-bodied mouth, the generous black fruit is offset by just enough freshness, and it finishes with a spicy lift.