Purple/ruby in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is initially quite spicy. With air, there is also black raspberries, black pepper, slight bacon fat and slight roasted herbs. Medium to full bodied. A nice backbone of acidity. On the palate, black cherries, black raspberries, and black pepper with underlying char. Nice finish. This is drinking well already and quite open. Drink over the next eight to ten years. Very nice on its own, this would be great with a Braised Lamb stew.