...expansive, finely etched bouquet evokes fresh red and blue fruits, incense, potpourri and exotic spices, along with suggestions of cola and smoky minerals...juicy, intense raspberry, cherry, boysenberry, floral pastille and spicecake flavors. The berry and floral qualities carry strongly through a strikingly long, sweet, subtly tannic finish that leaves building mineral and spice notes behind, eventually.
It's an all-senses potpourri with aromas of berry, sassafras and cinnamon, plus ripe fruit flavors of strawberry, marionberry and plum. More highlights continue with sassafras, coffee and baking spices. It's a riot of mixed and delicious components, beautifully balanced, and showing exceptional length and detail.
...tarry/scorched earth aromas, unwinding slowly to red and black cherries and sweet red berry fruits with nuances of violets and amaro. The light to medium-bodied palate is firm, grainy and fresh with a long, flavorful finish.
Graceful and nuanced, with lovely aromas of violet and raspberry, leading to elegant tiers of cherry and spice that gather tension toward fine-grained tannins.
This offers plenty of meaty spices and dark cherries that follow through to the palate in deliciously juicy, fully expressive mode. The tannins are sweeping and fall neatly around the long, expressive finish.