Ripe black fruit aromas are offset by notes of spice, leather, coffee and pepper. Rich, intense fruit flavors are set in a firm yet ripe tannic structure with a complex finish.
Pair with spicy, richly flavored stews and braised meats.
"Ruby-red. Red and dark berries on the fragrant, exotically perfumed nose. Ripe and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, displaying juicy raspberry and blackberry flavors that are given depth by a suggestion of candied licorice. Gains energy with air and finishes long, with excellent clarity and incisive spice notes."
International Wine Cellar
"Offers anise, blackberry cobbler and roasted fig notes nicely melded together, framed by enticing incense and toasted apple wood notes, with a long, fine-grained finish. Not big, but has the balance to last for a while. Best from 2014 through 2025."