Purple/ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose has black cherries with a slight cough syrup notes. Medium bodied. On the palate, black cherries with slight underlying chalk and a hint of cigar tobacco. Great texture. This has a nice complexity that unwinds in the glass. Drinking well on its own, this would be better with food. It could probably stand up to a bit of spice such as tacos or even curry. Drink over the next eve to ten years.