Purple/garnet in color, magenta at the rim, opaque and bright. The nose is nice with black raspberries, sandalwood, slight black pepper and roasted herbs. Firm tannins. Lovely texture. On the palate, black raspberry fruit with spice and some char. Long finish. Still youthful although progressing right along. Drink over the next ten or fifteen years. Great on its own, this worked well with roasted veggies. Expensive but not crazy for the quality.