The nose is filled with ripe blackberries, smoked plum, orange relish, cranberry, blueberry compote, white pepper, and dark chocolate. The palate is round, juicy, and explosive with concentrated red and blackberry flavors. What is surprising here is the freshness despite the large scale and extreme ripeness. The finish is persistent, layered and vibrant, with a touch of spice. A no-brainer for all-the-time drinking!!