Bright maraschino cherries, strawberries, violets and root beer aromas. Intense cherry/wild raspberry flavors end up round and fat in the mouth. Wild berry flavors are complemented by the rose water and mocha explosion in your mouth. The fruity finish is rounded out with a toasty vanilla crème brûlée-like texture that finishes long. A classic Allen that should age quite nicely.
"Not showing well now due to the tannins. It’s dry and tough, with a resistance to the richness. Yet the core of flavor is enormous. Shows concentrated, flashy flavors of cherry marmalade, raspberry, orange blossom, cola, licorice, rose tea and spices that go on and on and continue to develop in the glass. The texture is pure silk and satin. Cellar Selection."
"Medium red. Intensely perfumed bouquet of raspberry, potpourri, Asian spices and sassafras. Impressively pure red fruit flavors are underscored by zesty mineral and sweet floral pastille nuances, with fine-grained tannins adding grip. The floral note gains volume with air and carries through a long, seductively sweet finish."
International Wine Cellar