Bright violet. An expansive, assertively perfumed bouquet displays black and blue fruit preserve and spicecake qualities, along with suggestions of incense and smoky minerals. Sweet blackberry, cherry cola and mocha flavors show a suave blend of richness and vivacity and pick up a violet pastille nuance on the back half. The floral quality carries emphatically through the youthfully tannic, dark-berry-dominated finish, which clings with excellent tenacity.
- Josh Raynolds