(aged in 50 percent new French oak) Dark purple. A complex, expansive bouquet displays scents of dark berry preserves, potpourri and smoky Indian spices, energized by a mineral nuance. Sappy, palate-staining blackberry, blueberry and violet pastille flavors show outstanding depth and vivacity. Five-spice powder and vanilla nuances build steadily with air but don't get in the way of the exuberant fruit. A strikingly persistent, gently tannic finish strongly echoes the floral and mineral qualities and shows no rough edges.