Dark ruby to the rim of the glass. Nose of Creme de Cassis and cherries. In the mouth had juicy and jammy raspberry and black cherry fruit with a little plum and earthiness on the finish. Popped and poured and is drinking great right now. Went in on this with my friend steve it was $70 bones plus tax. 93pts and should drink well to 2015 I would think. 15.9% alchohol but I didn't notice any heat.