The 2018 exudes warm chocolate cake, fresh coffee grounds, cocoa nibs, blueberry, cinnamon, and rich dark berry. The tannins are large and in charge, but soften as the wine breathes. I would recommend letting this wine open up for 30 minutes if possible. The tannins will push much softer which makes room on the palate for anise and elderberry fruit notes. The finish carries taut acidity (which also softens post decanting) and chocolate-covered blueberries.