When I first opened the bottle and poured a glass the oak was overpowering on the nose.
It has quite a bit of complexity on the nose, with aromas of nutmeg, vanilla, black cherry, blackberry and dark chocolate. The palate is brimming with ripe fruit flavors like black cherry, plum and a hint of strawberry toward the finish. A touch of vanilla also comes in on the finish. The mouth feel is fantastic, with tannins that are just enough to give a slight velvety texture to the wine and the acid is just enough to balance the sweetness of the fruit.
Although it appeared unbalanced at first, a bit of decanting was all it needed to shine. This is a very nice BOLD blend that won’t disappoint you.