Bold, Brash and Loud: Is that How You Roll?
Lots of sweet, caramel and mocha accented fruit aromas on the nose here. There are nice cinnamon and plum aromas as well, but this smells like candy. Smooth and rich at first, the tannins, small but sharp, poke through the fairly intense and extracted fruit on the palate. This is big and rich but a bit unbalanced, with all this extraction and wood tannin layered upon each other. There’s some nice fruit here, a good bit of earthiness accenting it all, but it gets a toasty oak beat down on the finish. Air helps to soften this but it’s still tough going unless you love oak. 85pts