Hints of cinnamon and cocoa overlay fruitcake and blackberry fruit with a light oak presence on the nose. The palate offers up the same characteristics with plum plushness added, along with a more earthy and inky nuance providing depth. Elegant and refined with silky ripe tannins, an integrated oak backbone and yet velvety smooth mouthfeel. Beautifully balanced. The aftertaste lingers on.