Ruby in color, some browning at the rim. The nose is slightly dusty with black cherries and spice. On the palate, this has some cherries and dried cherries with a bit of earthiness. Good acidity. Reasonably complex. This is still alive and drinking well if perhaps a bit past prime. It is surprisingly clean given the age and how Chateauneufs were produced back then. It went well with a tomato cream soup and indeed, would work with a wide variety of foods.