Purple in color, opaque but flat. The nose is dusty with cassis. With air some dark cherries come out. A slight minty note on the end. Medium bodied. On the palate, black cherries, some cassis with a velvety lush texture. The nose full mature and a probably a bit past prime. Good balance. Still drinking well. Drink up. This will work better with food. Roast chicken is a nice choice.