Eye: Deep and dark red. Shiny. Nose: Fresh fruits with red berries and spices. Palate: Full, round and racy. Rounded and smooth tannins. A full-bodied, rich and intensly aromatic wine. Overall: Full with a long finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit.
No matter how grand or small, every wine cellar needs a few outright crowd-pleasers. This is the one to bring out when mixed company arrives (aficionados and non-aficionados), because I have yet to find anybody who does not enjoy it, myself included.