Dense with fruit yet finely textured, Shinn's Nine Barrels Reserve boasts a penetrating dark-cherry flavor offset by shades of leather, granite, spice and mocha. Rippling with acidity and bold, mouth-coating tannins, it evolves beautifully in the glass, but would likely improve in the cellar over 5–7 years.
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