Deep ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose has cherries, cranberries and slight rhubarb along with some spice and char. Wonderful semi-plush texture. Good balance. Light tannins. The palate is riper/stronger than the nose (in a good way). Cherries and Kirsch with some char. Long finish. This has some complexity and depth as it nears peak. Drink over the next ten to fifteen years. Very nice on its own, this would be great with Roasted Duck.