Opaque ruby. Ripe, smoke-accented blueberry and cassis aromas are complemented by suggestions of potpourri, licorice, bay leaf and olive paste. Deeply concentrated yet surprisingly energetic as well, offering palate-staining black and blue fruit, exotic spice, espresso and cracked pepper flavors that turn sweeter as the wine opens up. Chewy tannins frame a strikingly long, sappy finish that emphatically repeats the blue fruit and licorice notes.
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2038