Tasted from two bottle, one seemed off due to heat/poor storage while the other was fine. The off bottle had raisin notes, brown sugar and balsamic. The better bottle was purple with ruby swirls, mostly clear and bright. The nose is peppery with black cherries and char. Tannic. On the palate, the black cherries and char come thru. This is tight and needs some air right now. A bit of warmth on the finish. Drink over the next ten years. This will work better with food although it can be drunk on its own.