Insieme Wines 2017 Tannat was aged for 18 months in previously used American and French Oak Barrels and for 36 additional months in neutral tanks. This wine is unfined and unfiltered to preserve maximum phenolic composition. It is concentrated with a deep garnet color. The bouquet is highly perfumed. It opens with aromas of rich plum and cardamom with hints of black peppercorns. The mouthfeel is dry, medium+ viscosity with lots of tannins and structure. The palate opens to layers of Cardamom, licorice and hints of nutmeg. With a little time, it opens to plum compote, black currant, smoke and hints of tar. The use of both American and French barrels adds subtle hints of vanilla, leather and beautiful spices while allowing the underlying fruit to still show. This is a very big wine with layers and layers of structure. Let it breath and you will be rewarded. Decant and enjoy!