Deep red/purple in the glass. Forward, endearing aromas of ripe Satsuma plums, blackberry and mulberry fruit with hints of licorice, espresso, star anise, clove, violets and mocha with just a hint of red-fruit high tones. Quite energetic on the palate with a supple, medium-bodied mouth feel. Opulent ripe black plum, blackcurrant and mul-berry fruit flow seamlessly into a mid-palate that shows hints of baking spice, mocha, licorice, dried flowers and dark choco-late. The finish lingers nicely with memories of plush fruit stretched harmoniously across a framework of ripe, gravelly tannins.