Alpha_Estate_banner alpha-axia-redTasted by GrapeRover. Brilliant dark purple. Good density. Spicy aroma's like vanilla, clove and pepper mingle well with soft ripe fruit like blackberry and prune. Balanced and complex flavors combining soft acidity with plum, blackberry, black currant (cassis), high toast, clove, and black olive. Medium/full bodied. Pronounced round texture. Impressive finish. (87 pts.) - Tasted 3/7/2012.