This is a "Right Bank" styled wine. There were some concerns over opening at age 26. The cork looked in great shape. The wine was decanted for sediment. There was a lot on the side of the bottle and in the wine. Ruby in color. The nose is older but nice. Cigar box, cherries, dried cherries, slight old leather and slight black cherries. On the palate, this took a bit to open up and then it drank beautifully. Complex and layered. Cherries, dried tobacco, dry earth. No tannins. Good and in balance acidity. Nice finish. Not an OMG wine, but a very good wine that would compare favorably with most 1992 Bordeaux (and even many from 1990). Worked well with medium bodied food.