The last time I had a bottle of this it was called "The Black Chook" and it suffered from overenthusiastic use of new oak.
Dark red / purple color, raises an inviting foamy head.
Oak dominates the black cherry smell.
Bitter oaky opening flavor, then sweet dark stone fruit.
Only the name has changed, this is still a fun bottle for $16.99 that suffers from an oak-before-fruit philosophy.
8 hours ago