Glass-staining ruby. Potent black and blue fruits, pipe tobacco and vanilla on the smoke-accented nose. Sweet, seamless and broad, offering fleshy cassis and blueberry flavors lifted and sharpened by a peppery nuance. The spiciness carries through a long, smooth finish featuring supple tannins and an echo of sweet blue fruit. This wine wears its 15.4% alcohol pretty gracefully.
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