Floral and spiced focused. Very forward and attractive in its youth with aromas and flavors of chocolate, cola, raspberry, and black cherry.
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"Focused and tangy, with pretty guava and wild raspberry flavors playing against white pepper and fine tannins. Offers complexity and length, finishing with zip. Drink now through 2017."
"Vivid ruby-red. Aromas of blackberry, cherry pit and licorice, with a bright whiff of rose adding lift. This chewy, taut midweight gains flesh and sweetness with air, offering deep dark berry and bitter cherry flavors and a smoky nuance. Opens up nicely with aeration and finishes with excellent spicy cut and smoky, earthy persistence. Decant this if you plan on opening a bottle in the next couple of years. 91(+?) Points"
International Wine Cellar