Very dark at the center shading to medium dark crimson. Under screw cap, the wine is still showing very young. Voluminous aromas of black raspberries, dark chocolate, vanilla, mint and cloves. Much of the same on the palate. Not very much acidity to suit my taste but lots of sweet fruit flavors, plums and cherries as well as raspberries. Tannins are there but seem to add rather than detract from flavors. Gets better and better over the course of the meal. I would not hesitate to keep this for another five years but it is very enjoyable now.