Fairly candied and sweet at first, with marshmallow and vanilla extract as the lead aromas. The palate is very tannic, with excess weight and chunkiness but only basic flavors of generic black fruits, herbs and olive. Tannic as nails on the finish.
Aggressive early on, with foxy, briary aromas of turned earth, olive, rhubarb and green tobacco. The palate is fleshy, soft and welcoming, but the flavors are a sketchy amalgam of bramble, leather and herbal raspberry. Mouthfeel is the best part.