Pretty much exactly what you'd expect, but in a great way, from a crotch-kicking lowlander. Moderately-sweet with a burst of honey and mixed mild spices, long fade. Holds up sip after sip and takes water well. Really excels at what it does.
The nose features more dark and robust fruits (than say "fruity" berry styles). With oxygen even some lemon. The palate is sweet and straightforward. Not a lot of notes, but this is a gem. B+/A- [9/26/14]