Dense and licorice-like at first. The wine then opens up to reveal a complex array of black cherry, black plum, blackberry, spice, chocolate, coffee, camphor, and sweet oak. A beautiful example of an effusive but nonetheless controlled style. Long and lush at the end.
Here’s what made Zin famous to begin with. It’s a big, dark, rich wine that’s bursting with ripe, juicy berry and spice flavors, and is very dry. Has an instant appeal, with its fine, sweet tannins.