Rusty in color, with initial aromas of smoke, dried leaves, herbs, tobacco and subtle berry. That all indicates that it’s not overdone, and thus the tobacco, earth and dried fruit flavors are par for the course. Dry and leafy on the finish, which indicates that now is the time to get at it.
Dark, meaty and ripe, the bouqiet has a strong wave of herb and carob notes. It feels grabby almost to the point of cloying, with heavily oaked flavors of roasted black fruit and milk chocolate. This is oak dominated, but full and chocolaty.
Char-accented wild berry and plum aromas go straight into a bright, edgy palate of cherry and plum, and overall this is a simple, slightly candied Garnacha that has some sizzle and burn to it. Racy and the slightest bit green at its core.