($30) Opaque inky color. Dense, brooding aromas of licorice, cherry confit, mulberry, bitter chocolate and espresso. Concentrated and firm, with a solid but polished texture and flavors of cherry, dark plum, aged beef and licorice candy. There are clearly tannins here but they melt into the building flavors of juicy cassis and minerals. Impressively fresh and quite sweet, with bright, tangy fruit for such a concentrated wine. Imagine a cross between Chateauneuf du Pape and Saint-Emilion. This is 15% alcohol, by the way.