This is packed with oaky, masculine aromas of black fruit, bacon, moss and leather, but in the mouth it’s rough as nails, with heavy tannins propping up flavors of blackberry, baked plum, herb and smoke. It finishes earthy and toasty, with thick tannins and ruggedness. Drink now with beef.
Sweet and fiery on the nose, with piercing aromas that burn right up your nasal passages. The palate is pinched and super tannic, with biting flavors of black licorice, blackberry and cola. Could be better with a softer, smoother mouthfeel but seeing that this is an ’04 with six years behind it, it isn’t going to soften up much.