A deep, dense cherry-black in color—dark and brooding. Primary aromas of blackberry fruits and black olive tapenade segue to black jelly bean and soot. It is reminiscent of the burnt crystallized crust of a freshly (over) baked fruitcake. Caramelized black fig, quince and juniper add to the evocative mix.
There’s an enlivening acidity that drives the palate with malleable tannins supporting a chewy, appetizing mouthfeel. Notes of bitter chocolate, pipe tobacco and a mass of dark-berried fruits throughout.