Purple in color with ruby swirls, Mostly opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, cigar box and spice. Medium to full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, this has a nice complexity. Drinking well and closer to maturity. Layers of cassis, earth, tobacco with some char. Nice finish. This is drinking well now but will work better with food. A Lamb stew would be a classic pairing. Drink over the next eight to twelve years.