Hard to say who this wine is made for; must be the old schooler who likes lightness and elegance. Starts with gritty, rooty, mature aromas of tobacco and leaves, with red fruit scents mixed in. The palate is light but right, with elegant cherry and raspberry flavors that are not dark or heavy. Fades with vanilla and tobacco notes. Drink right away.
Gritty and tough, but amid the rough tannins and bite there is red plum, licorice candy and brown sugar sweetness. Flavors of berry fruit and raisin cover the racy and sweet ends of the spectrum, while the finish is tight to the point of being raw.