Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has a damp forest floor quality with black raspberries, and black cherries. On the palate, this is drinking quite well and much younger than its 15 years would suggest. It has shed most of its oak from its youth with plenty of fruit still left. It is ripe and jammy. Slight tannins mostly integrated at this point. Nice glycerin driven texture. Seems at or close to peak but no hurry. Slight warmth on the finish.
Always a solid value, this vintage is no exception. Purple in color. The nose has dark cherries, coffee and splight plums. On the palate, this is delcious. Plenty of dark cherry and plum fruit. Some oak showing. Great texture. This is a pretty big round wine that will drink well on its own or with food. A sure fire crowd pleaser.