Color: clear, pale ruby/purple
Aromas: floral, plum, red/dark berries, cocoa/chocolate with anise, tobacco, hint of smoke, mushroom. Violets in the empty glass; dried herbal notes as well.
Palate: dark plum, cherry, vanilla, cocoa, spice notes, a bit of gravel/mineral at back, pepper spice, medium finish showing cherry and plum and pepper spice; juicy acidity initially up front leading to a dry at finish
Service Temperature: 62-66, but can do 59 – 68