This wine's dark burgundy core pushes to the very edge of the glass, heralding intense aromas of black raspberry, ripe blueberry and vanilla bean, dusted with sophisticated notes of crushed slate. The entry is plush with ripe black cherry and warm baking spices, lifted by a fresh acidity and fine-grained tannins. Its ever-lasting finish lingers on notes of wild blackberry and cedar-infused dark chocolate.
Plush aromas of summer blackberry and freshly baked pastry are followed by notes of carnation and sweet sage, finishing with a touch leather lent by the old vine component of this blend. The entry is racy and citrus-driven, quickly chased with juicy black fruits and intense red berry coulis, then dried herb and fine powdery tannins that frame this well-structured wine. The long finish is tinged with bittersweet cocoa and orange zest, lingering on its minerality and freshness.