Good deep red-ruby color. Liqueur-like raspberry, exotic Asian spices, violet, meat and maple syrup on the nose. Then pure, strong raspberry fruit in the mouth; densely packed, sweet and sappy. Began quite firm on the finish, but softened as it blossomed in the glass.
Went great with braised short-ribs. Beautiful nose of bacon, violet, spice, dark fruit - palate was a little tired, but that's nit-picking since it was a very nice, very rare bottle that was thoroughly enjoyed