Deep garnet in color, and smoky and spicy on the nose. Just a little alcohol heat mingles with aromas of blackberries and dusty earth. On the palate more of the dry earth, with lots of dark fruit, cocoa and more of the smoky note. Just a little tight and tannic at the time of tasting, but then it had only been in the bottle for two months. Needs some time, but will be a winner in long run.