- Opened and drank over the next 3 hours. Very dark ruby color, full bodied, sexy. Fresh oak on the nose, chocolate, fresh grass, mint, vanilla, hint of chili, spices and bacon. Soft on the palate, black currants, sweet berries, a bit oakey, tannic yet overall structure is superb and well balanced. There's a little reservation in the wine, and finish is moderate, 20-30 seconds. The wine evolved brilliantly over the course of the night, gained some weight, and chewy, what a treat.