Stood the bottle up for a couple of weeks. Decanted for sediment and immediately served. Purple/black in color, opaque and bright. The nose is great with chocolate covered raisins, slight raspberries and a hint of gravel. Full bodied. Lightly sweet. Complex and deep. On the palate, this is delicious. Chocolate, raspberries and slight cherries. Some heat on the long finish. This is great on its own or would be nice with a chocolate dessert. Drink over the next decade or so.