Purple in color. The nose has plenty of cassis, some cedar, and slight cigar tobacco. On the palate, this is big ripe cassis fruit. A bit of mint on the palate as well. Some spice. Firm tannins. This needs a few years and should be good for another ten or more. This needs big food and will work well on its own. If drinking in the next few years, give it a few hour decant. Definitely some upside potential.