This was pop and gently poured around the table. Ruby/brown in color. The nose is dusty at first. With air some cassis and celery come out. With more air, the cassis takes over along with some cigar box, but after a bit, it starts to fade albeit slowly. On the palate, it starts out slightly bitter but with air gets a bit riper. Not the deepest or most complex wine but still drinking nicely. Certainly past prime at this point but with something to offer. A nice contrast to slightly more youthful wines. At 35 years from birth, pretty impressive.