Purple in color. The nose is nice with leather, plums, black raspberries, pepper, dark cherries and spice. On the palate, this is full bodied. Very nice texture. Lots of black cherry and black raspberry fruit. Depth. Drinking quite well now but still youthful. Worked well with spicy food. This is ripe but not over ripe. Possibly some upside but easily has another decade or more of life left.