90, International Wine Review! The nose is full of rich notes of black currant and black cherry, freshly brewed coffee, a slight hint of vanilla, and a little bit of spiciness. The entry is nice and round, with a rich mid-palate throughout. The mouth is full of ripe black fruit notes, some spiciness, and a touch of herbaceousness.
90, International Wine Review! A big, rich mouthfeel that is especially concentrated, making for a very serious wine. Opens with rich toasted oak, vanilla, and mocha. Aromas of black cherry, black currant, and blackberry, with a hint of anise.
Aromas of black currant, plum, and black cherry are lifted by a bouquet of baking spices, dark chocolate, dried herbs, and cedar from over a year of barrel aging. The palate is bursting with primary fruit and a broad, rich tannin structure.