The oak is at the fore initially, with aromas of toast, char and exotic spice out in front of green herbs and purple fruit that become more prominent over time. The fruit flavors are sweet and sappy, with abundant toasty and vanilla accents throughout. It delivers enjoyment, but fruit and barrel seem to tussle a bit at times.
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