Deep mauve, purple at rim colour.
A carnivoric aromatic indulgence - raw red meat (tartare); air-dried/salt-cured Italian meats, carpaccio.
Spices infused, á la - pepper steak, Worcestershire garnish … with fruits not overtly prominent.
In its youth, steel-cut oats – fresh, not packaged? Yes, definitely oatmeal. And subtle oak.
Sage and bay leaf coupled with Indian spices (oak-derived) and dark-berried fruits.
Type of oak? Tell-tale French.
Velvety/viscous rather than manifesting the typical regional grip/attaque … shielded by an abundance of even, clay-like, grainy and slippery tannins.