Mental Image: Leather Themed Nativity Scene
Fruit, spice, and leather. Medjool dates married with match sticks, leather, and meaty hints of balsamic vinegar. Christmas cake shined through with crystallized ginger, molasses, and mellow star anise. Leather chaps and boots brought to mind a cowboy-themed Christmas.
Medium-bodied with a mellow dryness, tingly astringency, and notes of dried fruit, spice, and earth. Leather booths and tanned bison hides came to mind with cinnamon, dates, and figs. Struck matches and a mellow earthiness, modeling clay perhaps, appeared on the mid-palate. Water brought out more leather, hints of tobacco, and chocolate pudding.
Lingering medium-dry fruits and earth.