Strikingly intense and brilliant purple. The aromas are immediately compelling, complex and richly faceted. Raspberry and other wild berry fruit emerge first, along with dark cherry, complemented by a delicate spiciness suggesting vanilla and cinnamon. Toasty oak nuances round out its appeal. A beautifully seductive, velvet smoothness cloaks the palate, which offers as well richly concentrated flavors and a notably lengthy development. Attractive notes of menthol linger on the finish.