Dark, almost black robe. Its bottle age has helped bring together this wine nicely, with generous amounts of blue and red fruit flavors - dark cherry, cassis and lots of red licorice. Lots of viscosity and fairly full on the mid-palate; the wine was a perfect match with the Smoke-Roasted Lamb Provencale, which was fairly well seasoned. Long tapering finish of more dark fruits, with soft tannins and very little acidity. A great value, would buy again.