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. High-pitched, spice-accented aromas of raspberry, candied cherry, Asian spices and smoky minerals. Taut and sharply focused red fruit flavors gain flesh with air, along with exotic spicecake and lavender pastille notes. Juicy and precise on the finish, which features silky tannins and a hint of star anise. In a graceful style, with noteworthy balance and vivacity."
International Wine Cellar