(fermented in stainless steel tanks followed by six months of aging in two- and three-year-old French oak barrels) Opaque ruby. Ripe black and blue fruit, cola and floral scents pick up suggestions of licorice and allspice as the wine opens up. Fleshy, sweet and seamless in the mouth, offering cherry liqueur, boysenberry and violet pastille flavors energized by a spicy nuance. Stretches out steadily with air and repeats the blue fruit note on the subtly tannic finish, which lingers with very good tenacity.
(Vinous - 90 Points)