The deep garnet-red color tends to black; what density! The intensity continues in the palette of aromatic notes of roasted coffee, cocoa, ripe fruit and venison, dotted with spice (white pepper, nutmeg, sesame). The mouth is distinctly fresh with bold fruit, finishing with a note of liquorice and tannins.
Wine Spectator: A big red, powerful and concentrated, with mulberry, dark plum, blackberry and baked cherry flavors which feature notes of bacon fat and smoke. Dark chocolate pervades the muscular finish. Drink now through 2018. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 12,000 cases made.