Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is big with blueberries, cassis, char and slight spice. Deep Full bodied. Complex. On the palate cassis, slight blueberries, coffee and char. Medium tannins. Good balance. Nice finish. This is drinking well on its own and should continue for another twelve to fifteen years. Nice on its own, this will work nice with grilled meats and veggies.