Intense ruby red, with pale pomegranate highlights. The bouquet is decisive, fine, broad and lingering with hints of vanilla, cherry, raspberry, and licorice. On the palate, it is dry, warm, smooth, well-textured and lingering.
Great wine with roasts, grilled meats, wild game, and elaborate dishes, as well as rare T-bone steaks. It can also be served alone, as a "reflection" wine.