Bright purple. Pungent, intensely perfumed nose displays black and blue fruits, violet, Indian
spices and a lively, peppery note. Sweet and lush on entry, then smoky and
intense in the middle, offering brawny blackberry and mulberry flavors
and suggestions of bitter chocolate and cracked pepper. Ripe but fresh, with a juicy, long
finish that features notes of smoke and blackberry. This is pretty powerful for the vintage and deserves some patience.