Medium-plus cherry-red. Smells and tastes like a barrel sample. Starts high-toned, but slowly becomes purer and redder in aspect. Reasonable freshness, quite sweet and though the tannins are reasonably textured I find (with a little chewing) they are a little green and bitter. The wine’s perfectly fine with food and quite tasty, though I wouldn’t leave it in the cellar for too many years though.