Bright and attractive at first glance, this wine brings a lot to the table. Upfront red fruit aromas of ripe plums and cassis are backed by savory overtones and hints of sage. The palate has a pleasant, velvety texture framed by the firm but supple grip of tannin. Hints of rose petal and cigar-box lead to a smoky finish. Full-bodied, with excellent structure, this is enjoyable now but promises to age gracefully.