Start with a deep ruby/violet color. Then move on to a well composed nose with aromas of dried herbs, tobacco and warm cherry compote. The palate is broad and expansive. Notes of red licorice, cinnamon spice and dried mushrooms compliment the fruit profile which consists of a mix of berries and cured meats. Drinking well now, the structure of the wine suggests a fine aging potential of up to ten years, for those who enjoy cellaring wine. This unusual blend is a great food wine, not too fruity and not too austere.