Deep scarlet color. Lovely plum nose, rich fruit, violets, and dark chocolate. Hints of licorice, vanilla, blackberry, and tobacco envelop the fruit. On the palate a great entry, smooth and full bodied with a core of dark cherry fruit and layers of anise, spice, and coca. Well-knit with a vibrant yet plush midpalate, and a textural plummy finish with sweet notes of white pepper, cassis, and chocolate.