The first impression has pronounced aromas of ripe blackberry, black plum, and black cherry, with sweet notes of vanilla, cola, balsamic, and clove. These notes weave with a dusty character of cinnamon, earth, and crushed gravel.
In the background, there are flavors of mace, cracked black pepper, cocoa nibs, and strong tea. The wine is medium bodied with soft and fine grained tannins lingering on a long, juicy finish.
The wine is drinking well now. The rich texture, tannic structure, good acidity, and the complexity of aromas tell this wine will age for 15 to 20 years developing more complex tertiary flavors.