Bright color with a deep purple core lightening at the rim. Full blackberry jam and black cherry fruit with licorice, cocoa, vanilla, and cracked pepper spice, accented by coffee and sweet herbal notes. Concentrated blackberry, black cherry, and a little black currant on the entry with cracked black pepper, vanilla, and a rich meatiness at midpalate along with some mineral notes. The long, crisp finish shows soft lingering tannins balanced with rich spice with lingering red and black fruit. The Savant is a great match to a variety of meat dishes but can really hold its own at a BBQ, particularly if there's pork involved.