Beautifully exhibits layered notes of cherries, blackcurrants, and blackberries on the approach. Limber tannins and lively acidity underscore the opulent midpalate as hints of cassis, anise and forest floor appear. A few minutes and several swirls reveal coffee, bay leaves, and baking spices. Quality fruit, the craft of the blend, and deliberate oak-aging enable the components to gather in a crescendo of flavors. The finish is intricate and persistent and will become even more complex with decades of cellaring.