Vivid ruby. Pungent, oak-spiced cherry and blackberry scents are complemented by smoky mineral and vanilla notes and a hint of candied licorice. Sappy and incisive on the palate, offering juicy dark berry, cherry-vanilla and violet pastille flavors underscored by a vein of juicy acidity. Finishes smooth, smoky and long, with gently framing tannins and a repeating vanilla note.