This dark ruby-colored wine has a rich aroma of dark fruits, licorice, vanilla, a little bit of oak, and even cedar. The first taste was of a very nice, medium-bodied wine with a spicy, white pepper taste and sensation at the back of the tongue. However, it opened quite rapidly into a rich, round, and delicious wine that is actually quite full-bodied even though it’s soft, velvety and elegant. This one has all kinds of things going on: soft tannins, deep and dark fruits, cherry, cedar, smoke, chocolate, and more, yet nothing is overbearing. Simply a wonderful wine.