Today, was my birthday and I pulled this wine off the rack, as an after work drink. The color is a deep, full red. The nose has nutmeg, pepper, black and red currant, tobacco, leather, and tea. I have to say WOW, in regards to the amazing complexity of this wine. Forward notes of blackberry, currant, licorice, vanilla, and very slight amount of oak. Extremely smooth tannins. Long wonderful finish. I would rate this wine at a 92-93. I bought 3 bottles to start and will be buying more in the near future!