Colour: Purple with a darkened core.
Nose: An initial impact of high-toned dark notes - a Shiraz tarriness, black-bean sauce. Following, a tussle between the spice jar's anise and ginger... and the
blender's coffee-grind and mocha. Minutes later, without as much as the provocation of a swirl of the glass, the aromatic ascent of pan scrapings, a rich jus and smokey meats.
Palate: Bright. Volume, generous in every sense.
A purple fruit spectrum unfolds - a fresh assortment of plums and dark berries - many varieties of both.
What may appear to be a soft, smooth Haighs Chocolate
-like mouth-coating to some... is a roasted eggplant
texture/creaminess to others! Tannins - soft and even, texture - almost velvety/suede. Yet, still tarry!
Notes of fresh clay, black tea, rosemary, mineral and black licorice expand on the finish. The tannins are dense and thick, providing a chewy background for all the flavors. Drink now through 2028. 2,955 cases imported.