On the initial palate you get black cherry, plum, blackberry, cigar wrapper, cedar, vanilla bean, violet and iris, porcini, toffee, forest floor, chocolate butter cream frosting, wet rock, roast meat, black licorice, marzipan, cola, leather and flint as the wine further opens to black currants and roast duck. The wine has a very supple attack, which then explodes on the palate with coffee, cherry, cedar, plum leading to a full rich mid palate with layers of chocolate, plum, cherry, tobacco and toffee. The wine is seamless from start to finish. The tannins are edgeless, layered pillows of silk full of flavor leading to a finish of black currant, cherry, toffee and dark chocolate.