Deep and purple with a rich core, berry fruit is revealed on the nose with lots of ripe, red plum and whiffs of white pepper. Some floral notes show in the background, including violets, lavender and spring blossoms. It is full in the mouth, with tremendous youthful vigor. There are layers of berry fruit with developing spices of pepper, cinnamon, clove and vanilla. A gentle oak integration shows and supports the elegance and roundness of the wine.