Deep ruby in colour with violet hues. The nose offers black and red berry aromas set off by touches of delicate spice such as black pepper, and other spices, with some hints of vanilla and chocolate resulting from French oak barrel-ageing. The wine has soft tannins, with balanced acidity and a long finish in the mouth.
This wine pairs excellently with Indian, Thai, Mexican and Spanish cuisine and other more complex dishes. It also goes well with semi-mature cheeses and intensely-flavoured meats such as wild boar and deer.