This showed better than the 1998 and at age 29, very nice. It is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Cabernet Franc. Purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, tobacco, black cherries, spice and slight herbal note. Full bodied. Light tannins. On the palate, this has juicy acidity. Black cherries, some cassis, spice, char and slight tobacco. Complex. Long finish. This is probably past peak, but really drinking well. Drink over the next few years but it might go longer. It will work well on its own, but will match well with roasted chicken.