Inky black at the core with a thin, mulberry-colored rim, this wine is visually impressive. The nose aims for impact as well, with dark chocolate, sweet spice and toast layered on top of black fruits. Black cherry liqueur, black currant and sloe abound in this ripe-fruited wine. The palate is fresh and shows no glycerol though medium-plus in body, there is very little viscosity. With air, additional nuances appear, including licorice and flint. Drink now through 2018.
— Published (8/4/2014)