(From 2012 Vintage) Ruby-red. Deeply pitched aromas of black raspberry, cola, licorice and violet, with a peppery nuance adding lift. Broad and fleshy on the palate, offering pliant dark berry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of succulent herbs. Finishes supple, sweet and broad, with very soft tannins and lingering smokiness. Shows the fleshiness of the vintage and also its accessible nature.