Vivid purple. Pungent, high-toned aromas of black raspberry, cherry-cola, spices and herbs. Juicy, smoky and spicy, with smoothly integrated acidity giving an impression of energy to its sweet dark berry flavors. Finishes brisk, with good bite and lingering spiciness.
Quite farmyardy on the nose, but there is better fruit clarity on the palate. Cracked black pepper and bitter chocolate with a furry, grippy tannic finish. Seems a little suppressed overall. (RH)
Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018