Decanted for two hours and when poured, it looks like a typical Shiraz, very dark and dense in color. The nose had a bit of cherry oak about it. The first taste was a bit peppery, with berries. The mid pallet was pleasant and after opening up further, had a delightful finish (probably 15-20 seconds) High Alcohol at first! This wine could use some time on its side. 90pts. A bargain at $15 (Costco).