Cherry flavor at the start with hints of vanilla, oak, coffee and cocoa. Tanins were not smooth with a little bite at the end. With a little more time, maybe 3 more years, in the bottle would be good for this wine. I didn’t like this with cheese, but think it would go well with a gamy meat. Purchased locally for $23.99. I was expecting more from this wine. I give this wine 2 glasses.