A rich black cherry aroma is accented by the layers of blueberry, anise, pepper, and black tea. The French oak seasons the wine notes of fine vanilla, caramel and spicy butterscotch. There are intense layers of dark red fruit that open with the wine. The palate is seductively weighty, with a velvety tannic structure. The flavors of blackberry, cherry, clove and anise accompany the nose, while lingering raspberry and blackberry tea qualities intensify the seduction. This wine has a lengthy finish complimented by notes of fine vanilla and lingering fruit.