Old-world style, showcasing a ruby core moving to a pinkish-purple outer rim. Initial aromas are of high-toned red fruit: wild young strawberries, just-picked raspberries and cherries yield to a second, more brooding layer of black currant and plums. Through the lifted floral expression of violets, damson, and lilacs, an earth-driven bouquet emerges, showing iron, clay, and a loamy volcanic ash. Seamless in its structural integrity. An expansive, silky expression of tannins that will age gracefully for the next 10-15 years.