Notes of tobacco, licorice, cedar and red fruit on a medium bodied frame with notable detail and nuance in expression makes this a wonderfully superb wine. Laced with the hints of violets, plums and cherries this wine is extraordinarily rich, soft and well balanced. It is both lively and rich, with a peppery, spicy energy on the finish. Voluptuous, bold and robust. This wine walks a fine line between balanced elegance and super ripeness. A must with roasted wild game and meats; it is the perfect wine for rich cheeses and foods.