Roasted cherry and tart cranberry aromas are dusted with caramel and vanilla bean on the nose of this excellent bottling, which balances ripeness with precision. There's a fruit-punch kick to the tip of the sip, where dark strawberry, baking-spice, slate and earth flavors converge, wrapped in a texture that grows more firm toward the finish.
...forest floor, loamy earth, iron, baking spices, mulled blackberries, and darker currants. Textured and medium to full-bodied, it has a broad, expansive mouthfeel and a great finish.
...desiccated roses, rhubarb and pomegranate with citrus peel, earth and licorice spice. Light to medium-bodied, it's über silky and gives up oodles of perfumed red berry fruit with a soft frame and fantastic freshness, finishing long and spiced.
...aromas of dried berries, forest wood and leaves with a meaty and gamy edge, smoked red berries, iodine and red floral perfume, too. Quite savory. The palate has a very smooth, rich and supple feel with such round and full shape, delivering ripe red berries and plums. Spicy, meaty elements to close. Assertive, savory tannins. .
Crushed mineral and forest floor notes flank the suave, well-crafted red fruit and berry flavors. Silky tannins emerge on the plush and spicy finish, with creamy hints.