This wine immediately captures your attention after the initial soft entry dives suddenly into a concentration of dense black fruits (blackberries, figs, and plums) and finishes with gripping tannins. Black fruits, currants, and black licorice dominate the nose. Smoky aromas of tar, cigar box, tobacco pipe complement the fruit notes, along with a hint of fresh herbs and spices. Big and powerful. Lots of baking spices and white pepper coat the finish. Drink/Hold over the next 7-10 years.