This wine displays a reserved character at first, but the attentive taster will notice an underlying assertiveness. The color is deep and purple, almost black. Jammy black fruit is the main attraction on the nose, while wood notes from barrel aging underscore the harvest's impressive ripeness. Although the wine's youth is evident on the palate now, time will bring out a more mellow personality. The middle palate shows notable structure and texture, and the finish is built on young tannins and a pronounced acidity; youthful aromas of spicy white pepper, nutmeg and woody notes add complementary charm.