Right out of the bottle, this Zin’s bouquet is rife with tin-can and weedy-herbal aromas, plus a little pepper; once you’re on your second glass, though, those aromas burn off to reveal oaky dark fruit underneath. In the mouth, oak, metallic and sweet powder cover black berry fruit. Lean with slightly elevated acidity, it finishes with stout berry fruit doused in…
There’s fruit on the nose, but it’s more sweet Hawaiian Punch than complex berry. Bright raspberry plus a vanilla extract note on the palate confirmed tasters’ initial juicy impressions. It incongruously finishes rather dry, with cedar and metal notes.