This wine is an intense experience! The extended barrel time helped to develop robust aromas of black pepper, blackberry, currant, fig jam, molasses, and smoky oak. These notes follow through on the palate and combine with dried herbs, smoked meat, and cocoa. Enjoy big tannins, an imposing mouth-feel, and an unexpected brightness on the finish. Petit Verdot fans will want to keep this wine around for many years to enjoy how the complex flavors age.