Very dark in color, with deep crimson fading to black. On the nose there is a lovely mix of high-toned black fruits with mocha, cedar, cassis, raisins, blackberries and new oak. On the palate the wine is a pleasant problem. Is it soft with the easy to love and juicy black fruits and cassis? Or is it big and brooding with the large tannins? A little of both, with notes of dry wood, earth, cassis, kirsch, blueberries, pastry and cedar leading to a long and lingering finish.