The real intrigue comes in the form of the nuanced, deeply layered aromatics. Notes both light and dark emanate towards you: citrus peel, lavender, star anise, cedar bark, crushed blackberries, sandalwood and kirsch liqueur.
The palate experience is definitively marked by a pronounced structure and bright high tones, which is the calling card for a wine that had plenty of skin contact during fermentation. Dark notes of cassis, baking chocolate, plum compote, tobacco leaf and oolong tea are neatly layered amidst an upright and bright acid backbone.
In the glass the wine has a nearly opaque deep purple hue.