Nose: A fruity aroma, cherries featuring prominently, with strong cedar and clove smells coming through.
Palate: Dry with a slightly bitter cherry tang. Just enough spice to make the sweetness interesting without overpowering it. The wood of the barrels is evident but not overpowering and adds a nicely matured edge to the taste.
Finish: Surprisingly smooth with neither the spice, sweetness or the wood holding too much attention.
Overall: A complex wine whose complexity belies its age.