This wine was in good form when opened. Drinking perhaps towards the top of it's bell curve, with only slight hints of volatile acidity in the aroma. Flavors of Tobacco, old leather are predominant but lead into burnt raspberry, anise and prune. Acidity was medium plus. Tannin was medium plus on front and medium grit on roof of my mouth.
Dark slight opaque purple violet to thin magenta rim and medium-plus viscosity. Youthful aromas of black plum, vanilla-cream and chocolate with dried dragonfruit and five spice powder. Slight wet pottery clay aromas. dusty. Lush palate of blueberry and lingonberry with dark cocoa dust. Smooth tannins and light playful acids on tip of the tongue. Relatively simple and supple finish, an outstanding value at around $20.