Light ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose has black cherries, cola, spice along with a slight earthy funk. Medium bodied. Soft texture. Flavors of cherries, slight root beer and spice. Light tannins. Nice finish with a hint of mint. This is drinking well now although just a bit shy of maturity. Drink over the next seven to ten years. Better with food, this would be a nice match with Tandoori Chicken.