Slightly cloudy to clear. Generally quite pale.
There is a pear character, but not obviously fruity. It tends toward that of a young white wine. Some slight bitterness.
Relatively full, moderate to high tannin apparent as astringency.
Tannic. Medium to medium-sweet. Still to lightly sparkling. Only very slight acetification is acceptable. Mousiness and ropy/oily characters are serious faults.