This sends out a full, spicy aroma on the pour, with a deep rich nose the moment you pick up your glass. I found it to have wonderful complex flavors that were deeply fruity with more than a hint of spice. The finish is cool, long, fresh, lasting well. As I've said in past reviews, I'm usually in love with Barossa Valley wines - far more than the Californians. This wine turns my head and could easily change my mind! I very seldom give out five star ratings - this one is a FULL five stars!