Sourced from the Sacrache Vineyard, the 2015 'Exzellenz' is a barrel selection that shows a wonderful dark profile. It begins with wonderful aromatics of ripe dark fruits and crème de cassis woven together with Turkish coffee, toast and tobacco leaf. The mouthfeel instanly entices, as the gorgeous opluent texture glides seamlessly across the palate. Bold flavors of espresso bean, black tea, mocha, crème de cassis, graphite and dusty earth all marvelously combine and linger on the rich, layered finish. This is a decadent treat, and while this possesses remarkable aging potential, it will be extreamly difficult to resist in its youth.