On release, the wine is a bright red with a vibrant purple hue. The wine has enticing, lifted fruit aromas of red cherry, red berry fruits, cinnamon, anise and cedar with a touch of a savory, meaty character. The wine is medium-bodied with flavors of ripe black cherry and sweet red berry fruits along with delicate spice characters. The palate is sublimely soft with silky tannins. The back palate displays slight warmth while subtle oak characters of cinnamon and cedar add to the overall complexity of the wine.