This bright, fruity blend starts with aromas of toasted vanilla and black cherry, followed by a rich, dark chocolate-covered cherry and spice palate. Anise and spice add to the appeal. A wine with aging potential that could also be drunk now with the right dish.
The palate is drenched in sweet oak and sugarplums. This is not to say that it is a syrupy quaff: there is also cocoa, toast, dried herbs and a note of eucalyptus that pinches at the finish.