Smooth-textured, elegant and plush, the wine serves up a fine balance of blackberry, cocoa, tea, plum, spice, raspberry and herbal notes, neatly framed in fine, ripe tannins. The finish has a hint of anise and toast, lingering nicely.
Here’s a soft, seemingly sweet Zin. Part of its apparent sweetness is from the glycerine of high alcohol; part is from the extracted flavors of raspberry, milk chocolate and caramelized oak. It’s almost a dessert wine, but is nonetheless a good example of its style, which will appeal to lots of people.