Appearance: Deep copper Nose: I get a big hit of fresh apricot and cherry at first, followed by caramel and vanilla, then dusty wood and cardboard. I see an image of fruity red wine in a stale cardboard box. Palate: Vanilla and caramel open the palate, with major juicy red fruit and burnt sugar on the back of the tongue. There’s quite a lot of warm allspice, especially with a few drops of water added, and some heat. Fruit and wood close it out, with oak lingering in the mouth. Tongue-coating, but not quite drying.