Soft and elegant Merlot aromas of cigarbox, pepper and game waft from the glass, followed by sturdy flavors of cherry and spice. The elements need a little more integration, and the finish cuts off too soon, but overall the wine is good and can be drunk now.
As the name suggests, this is a sweet red with a touch of candied appeal. The nose offers red berries and a touch of smoke and spice; the palate is fruity with an underpinning of cedar and pepper. Fun but simple.
An absense of the variety's trademark floral and peach aromatics presages the lack of ripeness found on the palate. An angular peppery streak of green fruit runs through the wine from start to finish, despite good palate presence.
After the acetone blows off, the aromas are like sticking your nose in a honey jar. Round and sweet in the mouth, but not full, with honey suckle and animal musk flavors, this lacks acidity to lift it, giving it a heavy feeling.