Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is tight at first, then shows some black olives. With air, black raspberries, char and black pepper, too. Full bodied. Lovely lush texture. On the palate, jammy black raspberries. Some heat. Long finish. This is a big wine and could use about five years of cellaring. It is nice now, but will improve by 2 to 3 points. Hold for five and drink for fifteen after that. Nice on its own, this will hold up to spicy food such as Indian, very nicely.
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