Stock up on this beauty, which marries smoke and vanilla notes from toasty oak with blackberry and blueberry fruit. But there’s more to it than berries and oak, as it develops further complexity with air, culminating in a rush of black olive, coffee and a hint of peppery spice. The mouthwatering finish features just the right amount of dusty tannin to pair…
Raspberry and cherry notes open this juicy example from South Australia. With air, reduced dusty notes blow off and some charming white pepper scents appear, followed by a smooth, densely fruity palate and a short finish.
Big and bold, with raspberry and black cherry preserves combining with tar and zingy cherry notes on the nose, followed by tar and rose flavors in the mouth. The final act is weak, however, as high alcohol cuts short the zippy finish. Soft tannins make for easy near-term consumption.