Opaque in color, with a full nose of violets and deep blackberry fruit with leathery notes. Very forward in the mouth, with black-cherry, chocolate, cinnamon, clove, and licorice flavors. Nice balance of fruit, acid and tannins, and not heavy or overly extracted. Full but not sharp tannins. Delicious now and will keep. Future vintages will be bottled as Ironstone Reserve.