Visually stunning with dense magenta core and garnet/ruby rim. Nose is at first bright and fresh, bursting with ripe raspberries, blackberries, quince, and rosewater. Deeper notes of nocturnal forest, sweet soil, and subtle sage soon follow, commingled with residual tobacco and saddle that lend a sense of hearty constitution. Festive notes of exotic spice cake, brandied currants, coffee bean, and heavy cream round out the nose. Mouthfeel is assertive with texture reminiscent of silk taffeta that bathes the palate in a rich roundness. Long lingering finish amplifies this wine’s intensity. Drink now to 2025.