Inky ruby. Powerful, smoke-accented black and blue fruit liqueur, incense, exotic spice and potpourri scents carry a potent mineral overtone. Deeply concentrated, expansive and alluringly sweet, offering palate-staining blackberry, boysenberry, cola and violet pastille flavors and hints of star anise, allspice and bitter chocolate. Distinctly rich but energetic as well. The impressively long finish features sneaky, building tannins and insistent florality.