...manages to deliver all of the richness, opulence and dark intense fruit... Blackberries, currants, cinnamon, clove, cedar and mocha create an initially intense burst of aromatics...textures here are elegance personified, as wave after wave of silken ripe red fruits and spices washes across the palate, all guided by juicy acids that create a pure and high-energy expression. Notions of tart cherry, licorice, bitters and baker’s chocolate linger for well over a minute.
The dried fruit and spices, as well as figs, are very persuasive and attractive. Full body. Round and soft tannins with delicious fruit and a savory, fruity finish. All in reserve and balance.
There's a bright, almost tangy quality to the dried cranberry and steeped strawberry fruit displayed in this dense and creamy medium- to full-bodied red. Taut tannins provide additional definition while accents of Earl Grey tea leaf, spice box and mineral gain momentum on the finish.
This opens with aromas of violet, cooking spices and underbrush. The firm, brawny palate shows dried black cherry, star anise and black pepper alongside polished tannins.