Cocoa, strawberries, dark chocolate, and a hint of marzipan on the nose. There’s a caramel, burnt sugar note on the nose as well. Excellent bouquet. That dark chocolate note pays off, with added vanilla and more red berries on the front end. Strawberries and violets take over as it washes across the tongue. The tight tannins bring things to a leathery end, with strawberry echoes on a long finish. Excellent and a shocking value. For the first time ever I’m cross categorizing a wine because I don’t want those looking for lower priced wine to miss this one! This is a versatile wine and it went great with bonito d’el Norte and a blazingly spicy Roquefort.