Alluring scents of savory baked black fruit, cassis, cigar wrapper, finely cracked peppercorn, melted black licorice and hints of moss-covered tree bark enchant the glass.
Focused acidity and silky tannins introduce marinated blackberry, black currant, mulberry, baked blueberry, and pepper, with underlying layers of coriander, oregano, and smoke. Savory, mature fruit emphasizes a protracted, complex finish.
Ash Hollow, Pepper Bridge, Phinny Hill, Seven Hills, Stone Tree & XL
My enjoyment of each addendum is obtained from the adventure of breathing new life into the previous edition. The resultant harmony of melding the old with the new, the wise with the sophomoric, is beguiling.
93% French, 7% American