Intense ruby red color with light shades of violet when young. With aging the color turns to shades of purple. Intense bouquet of cherries when young, and blackberry and licorice with aging. Dry and smooth with light tannins. Tastes of chocolate and cherry and a little spice and pepper to finish. Full, fruity. Nice scents of small red fruits, blackberries, peonies, eucalyptus, vanilla, leather. Very intense, complex, full, enveloping the palate. Perfect with roast or marinated wild boar, roast lamb, red meat and game in particular, strong cheese. An excellent wine for all important dishes of international cuisine.