This wine has a very deep, strong cherry-red hue with a purple rim. It is elegant on the nose, gaining in intensity as it airs. It releases aromas of ripe red fruit or spices, such as black pepper, against a backdrop of toasted notes derived from the time spent in oak. The wine is big and round on the palate with soft tannins due to its perfect amount of ageing. Its alcohol-acidity balance is particularly good, making it a very dense yet easy-drinking wine. Its long-lingering finish is created by the intensity with which the fruit and toasted aromas come through again on the palate.