Light in color, almost fuchsia and transparent. The nose has a nice blend of perfume and fruit, with light plums, blueberries and raspberries leading into a floral component and finally a touch of smoke and earth. The palate has a tight mix of raspberries, cherries, roasted mushrooms and subois. The finish is long and starts in a carmel and almond mood but quickly turns to enough new wood to make me swear I had a tongue depressor in my mouth. Too bad, because it was very nice up until then.