Medium ruby colored in the glass- this blend of Syrah and Nero D’Avola has aromas of plum, licorice, game, violets, blackberry leaf, some licorice and a caramel/burnt sugar note. The palate is dry with medium acidity and silky smooth, medium level tannins that melt away gracefully. Medium bodied, this wine has nice flavors of plum, florals, blackberry and a touch of licorice alongside that caramel note. The finish is mid length and I get a charred wood note with more anise. The tannins make a comeback to remind me that they are still grippy. A nice bottle that ran me $11! I would drink this with stews, leaner cuts of meat and pasta for sure over the short term- till 2026. I give it 89 points and 5 stars. Salut….