"Deep, bright ruby. Crushed dark berries, roast coffee, smoked meat, and flinty minerals on the nose; conveys a strong impression of soil. Then sweet, dense, smooth and primary, with a fine-grained texture and excellent balancing acidity to the flavors of cassis, black plum and bitter chocolate. Finishes with building tannins. This, too, needs time to blossom in the bottle, but appears to have the stuffing and ripeness to evolve in a positive way."