This has plenty of intense, rich blackberries and dark plums, as well as some earthy notes, violet-like florals and blueberries. Dark spices, too. The palate has plush and richly fruited style with some handy depth to the tannins, which carry bold flavors. Fine yet rich tannins here.
There’s a lot to admire in this complex, juicy red, which offers polished tannins and a core of fresh cherry and açaí berry flavors highlighted by notes of dried rose petal, sandalwood, salted dark chocolate and fresh tobacco. A hint of white pepper and a firming, malty Assam black tea hint lingers on the finish.