It begins with pleasant aromas of black cherry, plum, anise, chocolate, licorice and more. Tasting the wine reveals more ripe dark fruit with wonderful streaks of chocolate, vanilla and sweet spice notes wrapped up in a smooth round mouthfeel. Full-bodied, tannic and with good acidity, this is tasty stuff. It's perhaps a little rough now but it should develop quite nicely over the next few years. It ends dry and long with lingering ripe fruit and touches of minerality.