"Dark magenta. Pungent cherry pit, licorice and floral qualities on the fragrant nose, along with hints of game and white pepper. Juicy and penetrating in the mouth, offering black raspberry, bitter cherry and fruitcake flavors that deepen steadily through the back half. Shows the ripeness of the vintage to good effect. A jolt of spiciness lends bite to a long, youthfully gripping finish."