The nose on this is amazing. Purple in colour and medium bodied. Good mouth feel. The finish had a tinge of bitterness, but I think this is due to the trouble I had opening the bottle....I had to push the cork in, and then I held the cork in while puring with a utenzil that my wife later informed me was an onion holder...not the best decission. I had this earlier last year and don't recall any aftertaste similiar.