Inky purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has black raspberries, clay, black pepper and char. Full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, this is deep and youthful. Delicious. Black raspberries, roasted herbs and black pepper Long finish. This is a big wine that will benefit from another five to ten years in the cellar. It will drink well for twenty years, but if drinking soon, then give it a few hours in a decanter. It will work with bigger foods. Roasted duck should work nicely.