...simply a chocolate box of layered delights, revealing crème de cassis and black cherry notes plus underlying roasted nuts, espresso, licorice, pepper, menthol hints and a waft of cedar chest. Full-bodied and built like a brick house, the firm, grainy structure well-supports the densely packed fruit and savory layers, finishing with epic persistence and on a spicy note.
Rich, decadent and ever-so-slightly savory, like dark chocolate with sea salt, but also showcasing toasted coconut, vanilla bean and maraschino cherry flavors on a supple, creamy and thick frame. Spice, espresso and cigar box notes linger on the long and harmonious, yet effortless, finish.
A complex array of dark fruit, oak spice and floral scents... Coats the palate with powerful cherry preserve, cassis, mocha and rose pastille flavors that are supported by a core of juicy acidity. Sappy and broad on the impressively long finish, which delivers solid thrust and pliant tannins that are absorbed by the wine"s dense fruit.
...mocha, coffee, chocolate and blackberry as well as dark cherry fruits. The palate has a density and depth, some very alluring richness and long, ripe polished tannins here.
...showed off richness and complexity, with notes of raspberry, cherry, beets, coffee grounds, dark chocolate and a savory earthy Middle Eastern spice element.