Here’s a beautiful, lush aromatic mélange of pepper, smoky vanilla, cassis, gingerbread and bacon. Really complex and compelling, and it drinks as fine as it smells. Just delicious, with soft, rich tannins and a long, mellow finish.
A little heavy and soft, and while it’s technically dry, the wine has a chocolate-covered raspberry taste, sprinkled with anise liqueur, and made to seem sweeter than it really is from high alcohol. Tasty, but needs greater structure and finesse.