An absolutely fantastic nose on this wine! Very expressive and big, and positively dripping with aromas of blackberries, black cherries, currants, dried cherries and tar. The palate is a touch more restrained but offers a nice blend of dried and fresh black fruits, along with leather, dust and a touch of smoke. Big, chewy and long, with an overload of grape and oak tannins. Better let this sit for a couple of years.