Despite carrying a lofty 16% alcohol level, this wine doesn’t seem the least bit hot. Instead it’s creamy-smooth and full-bodied, with aromas and flavors of brown sugar, blackberries, vanilla and some savory, peppery notes for added complexity. Then it finishes long as well, folding in hints of spice cake. Drink now.
The 2005 Inkwell wines are undeniably big, but they manage to carry their weight and ample alcohol levels with a surprising measure of balance and grace. This one clocks in at 15.7%, but doesn’t seem hot or heavy, just mouthfilling and round. Blueberry and blackberry fruit lead the way, but they’re joined by earthier notes of black olive, coffee and tree bark…