Heady and concentrated aromas of maraschino cherry, blackberry, creme brulee, star anise and potpourri display the pedigree of this wine. Concentrated berry flavors are complemented by hints of fennel and earth.The concentrated palate has a wonderful entry of raspberry and blackberry fruit that gives way to a mid-palate of rich tannins and a long mocha, cola finish. Hints of black cherry, wild herbs, fennel seed, smoked meat, blood orange and dried flowers typify this wine. Broad tannins are highlighted by the fresh acid backbone of this wine, and the complex array of aromas opens beautifully with air. While this wine is drinking extremely well already, it can only benefit from some time in a cool cellar. This wine will age gracefully.
"Bright ruby-red. Heady, complex scents of candied red berries, potpourri, star anise and cola, with mocha and incense notes emerging with aeration. Sappy, penetrating, sharply focused raspberry and rose pastille flavors stain the palate, showing serious depth while coming off as weightless. Closes on a sweet red fruit note, with outstanding length and lingering floral character."
International Wine Cellar