This wine showcases beautiful aromas of deep blackberry, black cherry, plum, licorice and raspberry, with complements of spice, chocolate, vanilla and toasted/smoky oak, with a dash of tobacco and black tea that go along with bright floral qualities.
These lead to an appealing and firm palate. This is a smooth, sexy wine delivering all of the aromas in a plush, well-balanced, flavorful body integrated with balanced French oak components of mild spice, mild cocoa and tobacco.
The mouthfeel is rich, firm, dry, flavorful, structured and balanced. The finish is long and rich in blackberries, licorice, peppery spices and smoky wood, with firm, balanced and complex tannins.
This wine is young and vibrant. It will hold up to short-term (5-7 years) cellaring, however by design is is to be consumed while young, vibrant and balanced.