Opaque center with magenta corona. This is very expressive on the nose, with aromas of freshly baked cherry pie. The palate initially has dark vegetable flavors of eggplant, but secondary flavors are inhibited by the very tight tannins. Allowed to decant overnight, this mellows significantly and allows a lush, broad set of fruit flavors to emerge, accented by rocky and spicy notes that were previously subdued. Would recommend allowing this to age for at least three more years, or alternately decanting for a few hours before enjoying now.
Viscous, opaque and heavy wine. Not particularly well balanced, but a rich bouquet and finish. Long finish of spice, tobacco, berry currants and a touch of mocha. Not sure how long this will cellar- quite a bit of heat.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.