Dark purple. Heady cherry, blackberry liqueur and violet pastille aromas are complicated by suggestions of cola, Indian spices and smoky minerals. Sappy, weighty and precise on the palate, offering deeply concentrated but energetic bitter cherry and dark berry flavors and an invigorating jolt of peppery spices. Closes with outstanding, mineral-driven persistence, a lingering suggestion of fruitcake and harmonious, slow-building tannins. The combination of power and vivacity here is really impressive.