There is plenty of give here - mouthfilling and then some. It is drying too. Plum conserve, licorice and star anise tease early. Touches of clove and Dutch cocoa rise up. Damp earth swings by late. A sprinkle of brown spices adds further pleasure with a flourish of black cherries throughout. Silty tannins linger long. But to be succinct, it sure is a BFR.
Drink to five years+