The colour is deep ruby-red when young, it tends to garnet-red on ageing. It has a rather intense, characteristic nose which is flowery and fruity at the same time, with nice light overtones of wood, spices and vanilla. The flavour is full, persistent, nicely dry and velvety. The wine is already perfect to drink two years after the vintage. Its character and personality will becompleted by a further period of ageing in the bottle. This is a wine which deserves to be served with main course dishes. Excellent with full-flavour dishes, meats and cheeses.