Color: Deep copper
Nose: Sweet flavors like vanilla, honey, and caramel
predominate up front. The sweetness is far from overbearing, however,
and I also get some heady stone fruit—ripe peach and plum—especially
after a few minutes in the glass. There is a definite, if subtle,
oakiness underlying everything.
Palate: Vanilla and honey also predominate on the palate, but again, they’re well-balanced by more ripe fruit and some warm baking spice. Toasted oak is a little more noticeable on the palate, along with a just a hint of something savory and salty, almost like parmesan cheese. The texture is smooth but mouth-coating, and wood lingers on the long finish