From memory. Dark blackberry juice. I remember...this wine did not impress me much, just overwrought modern wine. Then into the freezer the last half went while we were on a 10-day vacation. After thawing, not so boisterous, tastes like a medium-weight Bordeaux blend, but with sangiovese replacing the cabernet sauvignon, and it was enjoyable.
This is barely opaque and densely colored with purple garnet notes, and is also densely colored to the rim. The smells are dark fruit, dark chocolate, vanilla, rose, and currants. The tastes are blackberries, dark chocolate, raspberry, sweet spices, and strawberry. The acidity is nice and the tannins are satiny and a bit furry. The finish is nice and there is harmony here and the aromatics are powerful.
First pour was all tannins and extract. Tough to drink but obviously great material. Recorked and wow, the next day it was fantastic. Hazy memory -- but tangy blackberries and cherries, and a spicy freshness.