"Opaque ruby. Powerful aromas of cherry-vanilla, cola and licorice, with a smoky overtone. Supple and fleshy on the palate, offering lush dark fruit compote flavors and notes of vanilla and mocha. Youthfully firm tannins add shape and grip to the finish, which lingers with very good, smoky tenacity. Showing plenty of alluring fruit here, especially after some aeration."