($120) Deep, bright ruby. Reticent nose hints at cherry pit, cassis, licorice and bitter chocolate. Juicy, densely packed and penetrating, with intriguing flavors of briary dark berries, iron, cured meat, licorice and menthol. My enthusiasm was muted by a dry spot in the middle that I did not notice in the barrel sample I tasted a year ago. The firmly tannic finish is youthfully clenched and a bit raw.