Robust on the nose with fruity dark flavors of black cherry, black raspberry, and dried plum. Fruit is joined with the intense aromas of vanilla sweetened pipe tobacco smoke, wood box, and sassafras. Tomato leaf adds a green note. This aromatic experience aptly predicts a big palate. Dried plum, black cherry, and dark berry bramble appear again. An herbaceous note of oregano lifts the heavier ripe flavors and dusty, ashy texture. Tannin plays a major role with a black walnut skin quality. Long finish. Primed to hold a few years and grow in interest.