Decanted for about an hour and a half.
Dark, translucent ruby-red in the glass. A fabulous nose highlighted by potent raspberry and crushed violet. Classy, yet not-so-subtle flavors of sweet and tart cherry, cassis and plum drive the front end. A silky-smooth transition of mint and chocolate lead to the finish supported by a touch of acidity and tannin, with a decent amount of soft oak. Elegant and classy, yet racy at the same time. I feel fortunate to have tried this at such a young stage.