Saturated dark red. Full-blown aromas of redcurrant, plum, raspberry, smoky tobacco, mocha, nutty oak and earth. Open-knit and a bit high-toned on the palate, with spicy red fruit flavors offering a dusty, tactile texture. Finishes with ripe, dusty tannins and a note of caraway seed. Lots of sweet oak here, but could use a bit more grip and verve.