The nose opens with layers of tobacco, leather, mocha, and licorice. Lush flavors of cherry and blackberry are complemented by a lengthy finish. The firm tannic structure will allow the wine to improve and age over the next 15 years.
The wine offers aromas of tobacco, leather, mocha and licorice. Lush flavors of cherry and blackberry are complimented by silky tannins on the finish.
The wine aged for 16 months in medium and medium-plus toast French oak (45% new). The barrels were topped off each month, racked every six months and bottled unfiltered.