Lighter in color, with just the slightest pink fade on the watery rim. On the nose this wine has plenty of character, with a deep and dark core of truffle, ash, smoke and cheese rind. Smokey and earthy on the palate, but with more fruit, tangible grape tannins, and new oak. Ash, smoke, chalk and a long finish. Loads of character, but where was the fruit on the nose? Hopefully just in need of some time.