This has certainly improved since release. I don't think it will get better but no hurry. Purple in color. Bright ruby in color with purple swirls. On the palate, this has cassis, some dark chocolate and baking spice. On the palate, light tannins. Flavors of cassis with underlying spice and a touch of earthiness. Good balance. Lively energy. Medium to full bodied. Good finish. This should drink well for the next five to seven years, possible longer. It will go great with a grilled burger but also on its own or just with pizza.