Essence of cherries, Provencal herbs, licorice and grilled meat juices. Stern structure and tannins. This actually seems like a baby Pegau. Finish is extra long and this was so delicious to drink with a roast chicken. My only concern is that the tannins seem to be pretty dominant and I believe the fruit will not keep up with the tannins. In other words, I think this will begin to dry out in the next 5 years. That said, at this time, the wine drinks phenomenally and I highly recommend it.