Wow this is much better this time around. Dark red core, vibrant red at the edges, no bricking what-so-ever!
Nose: Cherries, cassis, some chocolate and menthol notes, oak, and spice.
Palate: Full but not overbearing, maybe a tab more oak than I like these days but it suits the opulent fruit and big tannins well. The tannins here are pronounced and focused, lengthening the finish texturally. Some acidity joins the finish along with the cherry and cassis fruit.