The initial nose begins with blueberry pie, black currant jam, cedar cigar box, roast meats, fig, blood orange zest, blackberry, dark chocolate, toffee and the most divine violet high note. The aromas turn from black fruits to red fruits over the span of two hours highlighting cherry and unveiling a black licorice and forest floor evolving from oxidation on the early fig and cedar notes.


The attack unleashes a surf-able wave of velvet texture that vibrates the complex layered flavors of chocolate, fig, blackberry, toffee and an almost imperceptible fresh mint through to the finish. The transition from attack to mid palate to finish is seamless crescendoing in a slight dust on the tannins under layers of fat in the way that Wagner Opera’s always end in a musical approximation of stardust.