"Dark in color, immense in structure, deep in flavor, this is a blockbuster. The deep color only hints at the intense flavors of sweet black cherry, mocha, roasted coffee, smoky oak, sweet tobacco and oriental spices. As big as it is, it's a silky wine that glides across the palate. With Chinese roast duck, a marriage made in heaven."
The wine displays opulent aromas of cherry, blackberry, blueberry and plum with hints of toasted almond, mulled spices and vanilla. The flavors reveal remarkable extraction and concentration with nuances of nutmeg, clove and a touch of spearmint. With a rich texture balanced by natural acidity, the wine promises even greater complexities with additional bottle age and may be cellared for five years or more.