The youthful nose is full of oaky spice, nutmeg and other sweet baking spices, black olive tapenade, anchovies, violets, and mushrooms. The palate offers full-bodied flavors including coffee, cocoa, brambles, black currants, boysenberries, and tapenade, with leafy herbal and garrigue-like suggestions, as well as pungent spice. Intense, full-flavored and robust with massive structure, powerful fruit, and a lengthy finish. Likely to be drinking well well into the 2030s.
Food pairing: Hearty dishes in sauce