Deeply colored purple, with lovely extraction. Very ripe aromas of sweet black fruits mix with notes of asphalt and violet-tinged perfume. The palate holds intense grape tannins, along with lots of spices that range from the mundane cinnamon to the exotic garam masala. Rich black fruits, brioche and pastry notes give a blackberry pie note, before almost crisp acidity comes crashing in. Very tight at this point and in need of some aging.