Purple in color. The nose is very tight at first. Eventually, it opens with a perfumed nose of cassis, slight menthol and cigar notes. On the palate, this is very tannic. Boysenberries with some earthiness. Nice finish. This kept improving all night. It is an expensive wine at $130. There is no reason to open this for at least a decade to justify the price. The potential is there but it will take time.