Ripe black plum mixes with all spice and the faint hint of whole cloves on the nose. There is a warm sense to the wine generated by wafts of toasty oak. The palate is soft and velvety from tertiary development. Ripened dark stone fruit along with blackberries and blueberries dominate. Medium grained tannins have softened with age and offer up a silky textured wine with round edges and slight tannin grip. A savoury character imbues the wine and anchors the overall palate experience to a gentle lingering finish.
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