This is really drinking well right now. Purple in color with a thin ruby line at the rim. The nose is great with black raspberries, slight bacon fat, char and black pepper. Medium to full bodied. On the palate, this has a lovely texture. Black raspberry fruit intertwined with roasted meats and black pepper. Very smooth. Delicious. Long finish. This is closing in on peak but should have ten to fifteen more years at or near the top. This worked great with Indian food.