Very dark red in the glass.
A rich nose of leather, smoke and dark chocolate.
Quite rich, weighty and mouth-coating, black cherries, chocolate, leather and earth. The wine suffers toward the end, showing bitterness and quite a bit of heat, I assume from the 14 per cent alcohol.
A great smelling wine and a great wine for the first several seconds in the mouth. If only it didn't turn on you toward the end.
The the wine struck me as being almost Amarone-like: very rich and intense, thick, with somewhat stewed fruit, chocolate and hefty in alcohol.
Purchased at $13.95 Canadian.