I really love these.
If someone made them in #8 shell i'd be all over them.
Completely different shades, however it is batch dependent.
I would lean toward describing black cherry for AE's burgundy, versus a more eggplant for Alden's Color 8.
I'd say these are lighter and more cherry, but I don't think these are representative of most Alden PTBs. I agree with whoever said it earlier, that it was batch-dependent.