Purple in color, opaque if slightly flat. It seems young for a wine to be flat, so this may not be a pristine bottle. The nose is earthy with cassis and spice. Also some char. Medium bodied. On the palate, this has a soft texture. Light tannins. Black cherry fruit with good acidity. Moderate finish. No obvious flaws and it drinks easily. Drink over the next five to seven years. A nice wine for a beef or lamb stew.