It has a nice dark purple color. There are aromas of dark chocolate, dark fruit such as blackberry, heavy alcohol and perhaps a touch of licorice. In the mouth, it is slightly acidic, there is a lot of fruit, but it is hard to distinguish which. I think that there is a bit of dark cherry or blackberry. There is a bit of heat on the finish from the alcohol. Overall it is a decent wine. I think it will hold until about 2007. Price was about $24.