Bright cherry red. The dark color comes not from aging in barriques but from the Syrah and Mourvedre in the blend. Deep, deep, scents of dried and fresh strawberries plus Provencal herbs and peppery spice. Both red and black fruits on the palate with excellent concentration. Flavors that cling to all surfaces of the mouth and linger there for several minutes. This 1994 is not as deep or complex as the 1989 or 1990 Cuvee Reservee, but it is showing very well right now.