Displays a cherry-red hue of medium intensity and raspberry tones along the surface edges. At rest in the glass there is a substantial but fresh bouquet of red berries accompanied with hints of dairy yogurts and sweet licorice. Swirled in the glass the barrel aromas become evident with fragrances of smoke, tobacco, and chocolate along with the spicy notes of vanilla and clove.
This wine's complex nose recalls various stages of the aging. At the start, the spicy hints of the French oak barrels; later, the floral notes of sweet violet that are imbued by the American oak, all of these layered always over a base of rich woodwork and cacao. Upon entering the mouth its acidic flavors give the sensation of a very Atlantic wine, and after this refreshing beginning the aromas that were revealed in the nose reappear in the mouth, bringing out the embracing sensation of chocolate and the final toasty notes that prolong the tasting. A final touch of mature tannins then rounds out the lingering remembrance of this unique wine.