Dark red with only the slightest fade at the rim. Gorgeous nose of crème de cassis, blackberry and cedar hits your nose when it is well above the glass. Dark fruit flavours are joined by mocha and baking spices delivered in a full bodied style with tannin and oak that are both present but well integrated. Wonderful velvety texture and mouth feel that can only be achieved after long aging. 30 second+ finish. Seems to be at peak right now, but could easily go another 5 years.