Pop and pour with no decanting. Purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is great with cherries, barnyard, cassis and truffles. Full bodied. Complex and layered with light tannins. This seems to be at peak. On the palate, cherries, dried cherries, and slight tobacco. Clean. Long finish. Contemplative on its own but better with a bit of food. Although it will drink well for another decade, it probably will start a slow slide down soon.