Opaque red-black. Scarlet rim in appearance. Aromas are initially closed. The wine opens to an amalgam of minerals and unctuous super-ripe berries. Deep, rich and ripe. Black fruits (cherries, plums) give way to hints of liquorice, molasses and a hint of cinnamon. Solid tannins and focused acidity with a long finish. Goes well with game, beef, pasta, rice and cheeses.