Purple/ruby in color. The nose is tight at first but opens with some air. Cassis and dust. On the palate, this is more cherry cough drops with some underlying charred wood. Short finish. This might be in a bit of a dumb phase as it kept opening up over the evening. If drinking soon, a three hour (or more) decant would help. It should hit maturity in another five to seven years and be good for another ten after that. A nice wine with roasted veggies or meats.