Purple in color. The nose is intense with black raspberries, charred meat and black pepper. On the palate, this is tight and concentrated. Pin point black raspberries with underlying char. It opens a bit in the glass. Very deep, with air it unwinds in the glass. Not opulent but by no means shy either. Good finish. Needs big or spicy foods but great on its own. Lots of alcohol but not noticeable in the wine.