Dense, deep, purplish colors. Deep aromas: dark cherries, black fruits, spice. Concentrated on the palate: dark fruit, cherries and chocolate. Tannins are apparent but they are ripe and open enough to let some fruit show through, even in its youth. Complements the braised lamb and sauce. Good now but I suspect five to eight years in the cellar will soften the tannins and bring out greater complexity and flavor interest.