The aromas are quite wound up at present, with notes of vanilla, Moroccan spice, woodspice, pencil lead and brooding dark fruit. The palate is full of concentrated black cherry and blackberry flavors along with well-integrated tannins. It shows some pleasing subtleties, so give it time to open up.
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