The nose explodes with notes of baked cherries, preserved plums, fried herbs, beef drippings and warm cassis with wafts of wood smoke, salami and tobacco leaf. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegant and earthy/savory in character, sporting beautifully ripe, grainy tannins and bags of freshness, finishing on a lingering mineral note.
Has been fading for a while. It shows cedar, tobacco and earthy aromas and flavors and a rather delicate profile. Medium-bodied, with firm silky tannins and a light finish.